"Beauty is truth,
truth beauty,
that is all Ye know on Earth,
that is all Ye need to know..." - John Keats


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

History has taken it away...

History has taken away,
the stories are all thats left,
myriads of thoughts,
Myrmids all rot...

Azure, the winds blow,
like mighty Zephyr,and salmons
drifting down those streams...

History has sung its song...
Roots of nature, further down a few furlongs...
Stories, griots' laments,
and the long gone saga,
all that remain imprinted strong...

History has taken it away,
the chance to sing a new song...
With its smokes and wars,
with its lust and ambition,
sinewed in its tales,too long...

History bereaves,
nay,it but sings of us
bereaving the loss...

All that we could, we didn't,
all that we can, we aren't,
all that we might, we won't...

And yes, we are right,
History has taken it away,
history is long gone,
rolling dust remains,
leftovers of the strange tales,
inhuman yet, of us, selfish and oblong...

© Karthik Adithya Singaraju

8 comments:

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Karthik,

A deep consideration of life and all that has gone before. Will the world ever learn from mistakes of the past, in spite of all the death and destruction.....

Perhaps stubborn stupidity, gets in the way of sense....always..

Eileen

Jingle said...

very well construction here..
your words make one think.

Thanks for sharing,

you rock...

A++

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The Silhouette said...

Hey, Hi
Well, the thought is good, and so are the words...but the flow aint there...its like all put up randomly...You know what, in the previous posts,you had an excellent flow of thoughts, the continuity in the stanzas...nothing here!! like your second last stanza, we could, we can, we might...you could have constructed the whole writing along this idea...would have come out excellent...
the overall work stands out as good, for the thought that you have implemented...you have nailed it well...

now abt the post itself, true that history has so much in store to showcase, and there times when we fail to take the step forward thinking abt what had happened then, but you know, sometimes i wonder, why do ppl say "History repeats itself" when you know it, then why dont you change it??
Strange ways of the world...

Regards,
The Silhouette...

Deepika said...

History has taken away the chances to do something new.. True. Even if it repeats its not the same again. Not that thing it was. Not the way its meant to be.. Yes, history has taken it all away...

Pamela said...

This is a fantastic portrayal of history through a lense. . .love how the contemplation is focused on history. It's like the past is critiquing the past!

Nunee said...

I enjoyed your thoughts and the way you relayed them in this piece. Thought provoking words.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

Great mind to think this way