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A Phantom's Story

Bindu Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled A Phantom's Story 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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A Phantom's Story

His light steps on the cobbled streets
Caught fire from those feverish memories
They had walked hand in hand everywhere
Kissing moon-beams on each other

That thirst he knew so well, parched him again
His lenses heavy around his solo evening
He seared away every curious glance his way
Turning inwards, into her, his sole memory

He had loved her every sun-kissed way,
She had lived his dark hours on her song-wings
Their memories entangled from ways and lives
He is a phantom in places now, lone from her death

Water-stories from Venice, marble-history from Florence
The groves that sung their purple-flowered doorways
Nectar that seduced swollen bees and wine evenings,
Were all just cover-page beauty now, shipped to the waiting world

Another set of frames, relentless in their beauty
Their allure tossed in carelessly, for his survival
He warms icy winters, living their tales
A lens-man stalking worlds he once lived in…

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  1. Date: 6/4/2014 7:49:00 AM
    I so enjoyed rereading this one.

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 6/5/2014 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Richard:)
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 2:19:00 AM
    This has got to be my most favorite piece from your aresenal, Bindu. Everything about this poem is special.

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 6/5/2014 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Jake:)
  1. Date: 3/28/2014 3:35:00 PM
    I LOVE VENICE IT IS A PLACE HISTORTICALLY I'D LOVE TO VISIT, BUT I DON'T HAVE A TIME TRAVELING MACHINE LOL, GREAT WRITE HERE, GLAD YOU ENJOYED MY HAUNTING GABLES I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY IT. CHERI

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 8:09:00 PM
    I really loved this somewhat gothic, yet romantic piece of poetry. This is a truly beautiful story of love everlasting. I am going to fave this poem, Bindu! :) ...By the way, I think this poem could fall under the poetic form of "epic".

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/26/2014 9:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, dear Kelly!!! hugs.
  1. Date: 2/19/2014 7:15:00 PM
    Glad you enjoyed my Amazon poem, so much i left you message on the heads up on this one, the gypsies in the mists was a bonus just for you upon request, I've read this poem of yours before it's one of my fav's of yours dear did you know this. cheri

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/19/2014 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Cheri. I am so glad you like this poem.
  1. Date: 2/16/2014 10:04:00 PM
    powerful piece of writing just blew me over sideways beautifully penned loved the style

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/19/2014 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, dear Liam:)
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 6:15:00 PM
    Hi Bindu, I wanted to say thanks for leaving such thoughtful comments on my moms poems. You are very sweet.

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/6/2014 11:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure, entirely...Edith's poems are very insightful, and straight from the heart, very interesting...
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 1:54:00 PM
    i am hankering for another work from you, bindu.. fly away!.. huggs

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/6/2014 11:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, darling Nette! Been away and actually straining to get back to PS:)
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 9:15:00 AM
    Good morning Bindu.

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/6/2014 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Richard, sorry I couldn't wish you back, been away these two days, the usual hectic beat.. The only thing nice was the heavenly vineyard I was living close to. It got me enough to attempt a poem:) Good night, would be the appropriate thing to say to Canada at this time, wouldn't it? Good nt!
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 7:13:00 AM
    a haunting beauty to this pen Bindu good pen hugs

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/6/2014 11:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Shadow, its always lovely to hear from you.
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 2:26:00 AM
    Bindu, your writing talented is evident, for one more time. The form of this write is "prose", according to my opinion. Congrats on a beautiful, ardent write, and I advise you to carry on with the good work.

  1. Date: 2/4/2014 1:07:00 PM
    Hi Bindu: I loved this poem,especially the fourth stanza, "Water stories from Venice, marble history from Florence. It gives more of a romantic significance to each city.I also like your first name. I know another Bindu from Canada but her last name is Patel

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/4/2014 11:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Ralph, I am glad you like this poem..a love like that is real cool, yeah? And yes, Bindu is a very common name with Indians, there was a time when I was not quite happy with the fact:)
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:47:00 PM
    I just read what you said about this man. Wow. and I thought it was a real phantom!!

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 12:07:00 PM
    To coin Drake "Damn" This is beyond great Bindu. Masterful from start to finish!

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/4/2014 3:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard:)
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 8:27:00 AM
    Brilliant writing! The phantom has a sadness that you can almost feel. He seems so real that I just want to hug him until the pain goes away.

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/4/2014 3:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Monterey:)
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:14:00 AM
    Nice work Bindu..

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/4/2014 3:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Ken!
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:14:00 AM
    Nice work Bindu..

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 2/3/2014 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Apologies for the accidental double comment..
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 5:59:00 AM
    Bindu an excellent write about a man and his love, pity you can't put one of his pictures with the poem, well done I like it....David

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/4/2014 3:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, David!
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 12:45:00 AM
    Bindu, you are a beautiful poet, and I enjoy your deep poems so very much. Excellent write, my friend....peter

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/3/2014 2:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Peter, it is so good to hear from you. Iv been checking to see if you have written anything new.. This is actually a true story...beautiful love, yeah?
  1. Date: 2/1/2014 10:12:00 PM
    wow, this is SO cool. I can just feel him in this poem, what a beautiful phantom.

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/3/2014 2:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, dear Andrea:) This is actually based on a true story. The photographer is a friend of mine, and this is how he lives today...Love like that is how love should be, rt???
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