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Missing Couple

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Missing Couple

Beginning unknown :
Still the canoe floated
The calluses paddled.

Sunny days and moonless nights
I have watched them floating
On the river meandering.

The canoe rose and fell
On the wavelets ten thousand times
During the springs.

Black the hairs were ;
Many winters passed ;
Now snow white being exposed.

Narrow escapes
From the maelstroms unexpected,
And forward floated.

A long voyage ; two together ;
Funeral feast smells ;
They drink to the lees.

A long missing : one doubts
They rest under the holy *banyan tree ;
Empty canoe tied to the tree.



*Banyan tree is a holy tree for Hindus.



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  1. Date: 10/10/2011 5:56:00 AM

    Thank you for your comments on my poem. Your work is inspirational. Michelle

  1. Date: 12/10/2010 6:21:00 AM

    nice work my friend....liked your depiction

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 10:31:00 PM

    enjoyed this so special poem. Harry

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 5:30:00 PM

    Fabi....you & this treasure of a poem goe to my fav's.....where to begin....On the wavelets ten thousand times....wheww!!! intense "passage-of-time" image!...Black the hairs were..now snow white being exposed...xtremely creative!.....from the maelstroms unexpected.....and forward floated.....can it get any better soupers!!!!...YES!....Empty canoe tied to the tree....I am going to read more of the soup now....but am slightly worried nothing can match this!!!! jimbo

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 3:01:00 PM

    Thanks for enlightening me about the holy tree. .great writing,much enjoyed.

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 11:24:00 AM

    great writing

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 2:09:00 PM

    Good one..Life brings those white or silver heads provided that one is lucky enough to get there..Enjoyed your descriptive and expressive work..I was delighted that you stopped by and read my work..Your comments encourage me..Sara

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 9:49:00 AM

    It sounds like a journey of faith, Fabiyas, and I was glad to see this couple reach their destination. I have a canoe and feel very close to God when paddling up and down the area rivers. Great poem and thank you for sharing part of the Hindu culture with us! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 5:15:00 AM

    Very nice!!! true poetry at its best....loved it!!..always Michael