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The Grey Stones

I pick the grey stones,
Aged over eighty years.
As I lay my ears on them,
I hear the melodies
Of the bygones.

The stones play on my old mansion,
With countless empty rooms,
All in antique fashion ;
Miracles and mysteries
Always hover over it.

My rich grandmother
Always spreads her wings,
And the poor rustics seek refuge under.
Father homes with sweets, 
And the kids gather with their open beaks.

I see a cat eyed maid,
Through my window
And the twigs of bloomed henna plant,
Fetching water in a clay pot,
Along the grove of coconut trees.

The palm tree shed blood at noon,
When it was cut;
Being caught by the ghost,
A cowherd swooned: the servants
Tell and retell the events, so strange.

Vrischika*, the month of unceasing winds,
Looses the knots of my dream, and   
Brings the fragrance of jasmine buds bloom.
The song of cuckoo lulls 
My lover in the moonlight.

Grand deserted house had vanished in grey ashes 
In a wild dance of the summer fire,
Leaving only the grey stones.
Sometimes, my heart loses its fire,
Then, no fear,the stones play on my inner lyre.

*Vrschika is a Malayalam month with full of unceasing winds in some parts of Kerala,India.


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  1. Date: 12/12/2011 7:25:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, Fabiyas, congrats on this placement in the contest. harry

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 9:52:00 AM
    A wonderful way to write of what inspires your poetry, Fabiyas. A big congratulations to you.

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 11:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Michael's "What brought you to poetry" contest Fab. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 10:34:00 AM
    Beautiful lines Fabiyas. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 9:28:00 AM
    FABIYAS congrats on another great win, enjoyed reading this..David

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 8:58:00 AM
    This is a wonderful poem. It is full of lyrical words and yet paints a very clear picture. Brought a strange and foreign land into my home this dull December day. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 8:04:00 AM
    Congrats my poet friend....!!! xoox Michael

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 11:41:00 PM
    Lots of imagery in this one, Fabiyas. Descriptive!!

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 4:43:00 AM
    So beautifully written Fabiyas. The imagery is outstanding. What a tragic event in your childhood this must have been; to lose the house that held so many memories. The wonderful thing about memories is they live on through you. Thank you for your entry and congrats on your win. Lay

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 4:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Matt Caliri's "Empty Apartment" contest Fabiyas. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 8:51:00 PM
    Super congrats FABIYAS on your HM in the Empty Apartment contest with this excellent entry my friend.. indeed enjoy your special honor tonight with luv...

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 10:15:00 AM
    Hi Fabiyas. Congratulations on your win in the contest. Eamon

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 11:52:00 AM
    Such an incredible poem, Fabiyas. The last two lines sum up the message conveyed through magnificent imagery of the old mansion. Congratulations on your success in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 11:35:00 AM
    favias, you made it!! great gem... CONGRATS on the award.. nette

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 4:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Fabiyas. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 5:06:00 PM
    Congrats FABIYAS on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a wonderful one to share with us all today with luv my friend...

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 6:34:00 AM
    Just wanted to go back and read your first poem on Soup... A great way to begin your work here with this gem...always Michael

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 8:00:00 AM
    it is a well crafted poem but revise some of the rhymes so that to make it even a greater poem

  1. Date: 11/3/2010 11:42:00 AM
    A beautiful write you got here, enjoyed it ;)

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 10:02:00 AM
    Sad to loose a beautiful home but the memories linger...Thanks be to our creator for giving us memories..Sara