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Below is the poem entitled Shell-girl which was written by poet Bindu Vijayan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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They dance in the shadows, Darkness and her
In tireless mystery, pouring out her life
Lighting paths that go dark again relentlessly
She holds secrets from beyond all reaches

Some mysteries he won’t grasp, ones he can’t fathom
She dances on, on the highways of discarded time
Bracing to destiny, their coherence veiled 
They dance in masks - Darkness and the Shell-girl

Dusty highways disappear under their phantom feet
As they dance around the fires of void
Round and round, Darkness and the Shell-girl
To music that Silence surged into the Ether

Then came a morning when she was sure to leave her shell
But daylight had his prejudices, and had her heaving in fright,
The mask was not his that she could have him discard
It was from Time, while she had thrown hers away

Waltzing in the dark, they dance on and on
They move in repeat rhythms; brilliant under the moon
But a hint of the daylight, yet another day on Earth
And Darkness disappears, while the shell-girl runs back to her shell…

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 2:23:00 AM
    Hi Bindu! delving into your past (while waiting for new posts!) Here I see a girl who has a lot to offer, yet is between two minds whether to take the decisive step forward or not. Another beautiful poem! // paul

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 8:30:00 AM
    I am one who appreciates your layers. It is a pleasure to discover you through your writing and your thoughtful comments.

  1. Date: 4/8/2014 9:10:00 AM
    I find the idea of living within a shell interesting. We want the protection and in the process it blocks out our ability to live our lives. At the first sign of adversity we retreat into our own darkness. P.s. I love the new Avatar.

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 4/9/2014 3:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Richard! This was written years ago, when my life felt that way at that time:) Now there aren't any shells that I get into, just layers, and layers, and layers of me:) have a good day!
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 12:53:00 PM
    Darkley beautiful my lady wonderful, i can see them dancing in the shadows and in the light, it's evil mixed with life itself loved it my freind thanks for the 777 i loved yours as well. cheri keep up the great work. cheri

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 1/12/2014 10:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am so glad you like this, Cheri, thank you for the awesome comment.
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:41:00 PM
    "While the shell-girl runs back to her shell...", I have done that so many times, that I have lost count! I know this shell-girl all to well, and yes, she often does dance with darkness. I felt like I was reading one of my own poems!...This was a unique poem, Bindu, and I enjoyed every line of it! Really great work. I am adding this one to my favorites! :)

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Gorgeous poetry.

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 7:53:00 AM
    This is another breathtaking piece from you. I also enjoyed reading the comments.

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 3:55:00 AM
    Stunning, elegant, beautiful...

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Beautiful and mysterious!

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 10:27:00 AM
    Bindu....this is so beautifully portrayed...A heart afraid to love, to experience, to live. Yes...sometimes there is but heartache outside the shell. Beautiful write, my dear. I applaud you