Loop Of Hope.

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The world is a scorching lie, it gallops the light

swallowing the other half of a stale melon

climbing the stairs in a descending order

rubbing alcohol to one’s eye

the flaccid numb lugubrious eye

throwing dust in the basket of an old lady

And then cherishing the gaze of a falling star

crossing hair strands to form an impeccable knot,

I see, hardened rock in my navel, smothered like a beggar’s face.

The cryptic resonance, the elliptical sunrise

An egg-shaped lie.

Then, I see the light, white light adorning the dark background

forming patterns, jigsaw puzzles

Imbrication of susurrous paths, my eyelids wide open only

to scratch the remains of dirt

to pick up the lost child

and dancing towards the little loop of hope.


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my valiant soul

A dreamer and a believer for the upliftment of women rights. A published poet, author, writer. Believes in dancing and cooking amazing food for hungry souls at times. Loves to write and write till the moon is satisfied. My writings can be found at Visual Verse, Indian Periodical, Sick Lit mag, Duane's Poetree, Thistle magazine, among various others. Curator of Olive Skins.

49 thoughts on “Loop Of Hope.”

  1. A number of your recent pieces are quite the puzzles to unravel.
    This is a particularly strong line and image: “climbing the stairs in a descending order.”
    You end with a very strong line 2 lines…
    “to pick up the lost child
    and dancing towards the little loop of hope”
    It ends on a positive note, but leaves the reader to re-read the poem several times as well as a series of about 4 poems that hold together in a similar puzzle of a unit….
    One senses…there is more yet to solve in this puzzle.

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  2. This is another wonderful flood of words from your pen, MVS. I love many of the images you’ve created here, especially the one of climbing descending stairs – such beautiful juxtaposition to remind us that even when we climb, we may actually be moving backwards, instead of forwards, but climb we do as hope guides is. I also love the image of a diamond, perhaps, laying at the center of your navel. And then, there is the loop. The loop is a great symbol of hope. The loop is continuous so it reminds us that even when hope fades, it will cycle back again. It also permits passageway representing life’s forward motion and within that there is hope. Then there is your usual, signature use of language. Imbrication and susurrous are great words to describe the overlapping and whispering paths that are, perhaps, the eyelids. And, in the end, reestablishing a connection with the inner child is hope in a nutshell, for if we can harness the power of that inner child, we reclaim our innocence, something most of us adults loose and never get back. Beautiful, deep and inspirational, as always.

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    1. Wow!
      I am sure my readers can gain sufficuent depth to my poetry through your wonderful undersatnding about my work. I am flattered with your words as you always make sure to browse through each word with utter profound knowledge.
      Thank you Alex for this as it truly means a lot when a writer’s work is considered even a bit!

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      1. You are most welcome, MVS but it really is my pleasure. There are many great poets out there whose work I admire and read regularly but yours is among the top because I love a writer who is unique, has a great command of language (literal and figurative) and has a depth that can only be discovered after peeling away the layers built within the poetry. You happen to be such a writer and I feel privileged each time I get to read your work. May your day continue to bless you. Peace to you, my friend!

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      2. I almost had a tear rolling down reading your this comment. It means a lot when a great writer like you gives such an honour to a writer like me.
        I am so honoured and thankful to you for reading my posts with depth.
        Have a good day Alex!

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      1. You’re welcome, and obviously, it’s not a problem at all! I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your blog!

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  3. Well done, My Valiant Soul! That was a brilliant poem. I love the way you combine such lovely imagery to create a dreamlike quality. I’ve read some of your other poems as well. You remind me a lot of Pablo Neruda. Your poems share a lot of similarities with his poems in the collection ”20 love poems and a song of despair.”

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    1. So thrilled to read you comment friend. Believe it or not I am currently reading 20 love poems only by my inspiration Mr.Neruda and you literally made my day by resonating my words with him. Although he is the best and I am no where around him but I am so humbled to read your gracious words. Thank you so much.☺

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      1. As a poetess and a student of Spanish literature, I’m constantly hunting for outstanding poems to devour. Of course, Neruda being a classic, I had to get my hands on his collections. Most of his poems are sensual gems. When I read your poems, I was reminded of that lush sensuality.

        Keep writing!

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      2. Aww, I am so honoured now!
        Pablo Neruda has something that clearly makes him distinctive in his style. I have already devoured him since I remember and I always find his writings absolutely stunning.

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      3. I agree. Though I have to admit I enjoyed much more his two collections ”20 love poems and a song of despair” as well as ”100 love sonnets” than ”The Captain’s Verses”.

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  4. Beautiful on words as always..
    “The world is a scorching lie,it gallops the light..” loved reading it from start to finish.
    Keep writing & have a great week ahead 🙂

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      1. All my pleasure, working deeply over my novel now a days that kept me away from WP.
        Best wishes to you for future endeavors. 🙂

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