Thursday, March 30, 2017

Daipayan Nair writes


It has always been about roads. 
The earth has always been called so 
when being a purpose.

A house to house, 
sofa to sofa, 
ashtray to ashtray, 
bed to bed.

It has been said, roads create attractions and separations.

An eye to eye, 
lip to lip, 
hand to hand, 
skin to skin.

Nothing remains unseen or nothing can remain unseen.

That which is seen with an extra effort 
called deeper roads today 
may not be seen tomorrow leaving a road.

Road is loss in war, happiness in love, hope in death.

From one afforested darkness in your body 
to the other, it's all that left 
and when one travels, he tends to misread, he isn't making his own
and the same occurs when 'letting go' of something, 
you think, you built it 
and demolished right after

but many do exist apart from the axons and dendrons; veins and arteries.
Brain is a gas with unseen, unknown, innumerable roads 
but can it travel on each to each, 
without the risk of being ostracized, expelled?

Being scattered is a road 
Being mysterious is a road too.

I see you and it feels
I have always connected to you.
The volatile madness in me found a directional flow, 
now it's water observing closely the solid. 
To each stage I remain connected. 
Change is a road.

But I can never travel to you, 
no one can. 
You have been a girl, a woman, a wife, a mother to me, 
walking with me on a parallel road, 
the roads never meeting, 
yet reaching the end together.

What if I had tried to merge, 
somewhere in the middle?

I wouldn't say, I didn't try.
There were countless moments 
when I saw the Sunlight and Moonlight 
falling on a unity.
They can afford to be one, as they did scatter before 
for a single purpose

and then, I saw your body blowing a 'NO' 
on my chest each second 
in an unspoken struggle of giving up 
creating a new space, 
in spite of similarities and connections 
to free itself from everything 
keeping only the self.

The walk on a self lane being the longest road.

1 comment:

  1. Astronomy Tower, Hogwarts, Forbidden Forest, Great Hall, Hogsmeade, Greenhouses, Hagrid's Hut, Diagon Alley, Hospital Wing, Library, Quidditch Pitch, Dungeons, and Lake are all locations at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Scottish school of magic where J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books ["Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (1997), "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (1998), "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (1999), "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2000), "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2003), :Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (2005), and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (2007) are set. Hogsmeade Village, northwest of Hogwarts, is the only settlement in the UK inhabited solely by wizards and other magical beings. It was founded by medieval wizard Hengist of Woodcroft, who had fled Northumberland to escape Muggle persecution. (Muggles were not born into a magical family and lack any sort of magical ability.) Though students must walk or take a carriage between Hogsmeade and Hogwarts, the village contains a train station which serves as one end of the route traveled by the nonstop Hogwarts Express to transport students to and from Platform 9¾ at King's Cross station in London. Before the train was introduced in the 1850s, students had to travel on brooms or enchanted carriages. Diagon Alley is a high street in London that is an economic hub for the wizards; it can be reached on foot by passing through an invisible pub, The Leaky Cauldron, to a rear courtyard, then tapping a brick in the wall that can be located by counting three up and two across, three times. Quidditch is a competitive sport between two teams of seven players riding flying broomsticks. Six ring-shaped goals are situated atop poles of different heights, three on each side of the pitch. The Forbidden Forest is located on the school grounds that is forbidden to all students, except during Care of Magical Creatures lessons and, on rare occasions, detentions. Rubeus Hagrid's half-brother Grawp, a small giant, lived there until the school's headmaster Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore arranged for him to live in a big cave in the surrounding mountains. ("Dumbledore" was the Early Modern English word for bumblebee.) Hagrid was the half-giant/half-wizard gamekeeper and keeper of keys and grounds before being promoted to teach Care of Magical Creatures. Part of his old job was leading new students across the lake in boats. He had originally been a student but was expelled when he was mistakenly blamed for releasing a monster from the Chamber of Secrets and allowed it to attack students; in reality, he had been framed by a fellow student Tom Marvolo Riddle (the future Lord Voldemort) had been using a basilisk to attack students. Hagrid's "crime" had been to secretly raise an acromantula (an enormous, sentient spider capable of speech) from an egg.


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