Cryptic Space


"Behind the Veil," Dimitra Milan's stunning mixed-media painting
image credits- Pinterest


“There is a field- I will meet you there”- Rumi

I know language of flowers and dandelions,
the language of thorns and crooked stars
silence resist in the topology of melting grass
like the Colossus,
I am lost in trepidation of white penumbra
surrounding my teeth and distance between teeth
All silent.
hush…hush…my body is aerial
hush…hush…my grey segment of the index finger is silent.
In the cacophony of lost and found
I am a soliloquy speech
under your slick peels of love, hate.
I have a temple inside my chin,
for I am a pendulum of sonorous

Β©My Valiant Soul


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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.

42 thoughts on “Cryptic Space”

  1. The opening lines really say it all. The poet knows well the language of joy and happiness and pain and sadness. The poet absorbs all emotions around them. I love the use of figurative language and the image of a temple residing within, unwrinkled. The space may be cryptic and the poetry may be cryptic but you’ve written it so clearly that the poet is a temple. Awesome writing, Devika!

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  2. In silence is reflection
    and clarity within
    the non-judgmental field.
    It’s a beautiful piece Devika.
    in the shadow
    of the wind
    time passes
    like moonlight
    on still water
    in silence
    until dawn
    how we think
    and feel
    in the silent still

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