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


Monday, 4 April 2011

The Smokey Tavern...

Inside that smokey tavern,
a little off the road, there sat,
a little dwarf with a beard longer
than his limbs, and arms sturdier
than the horns of the meadow's strongest ox...

Here in that tavern, he sat with a mug of ale,
wiping droplets off his long mane,
and beside him a dark man, with
wrinkled pallor and twisted gaze,
smoked on his pipe, casting circles of
poison into that misty haze...

There in the smokey tavern,
where coming and going of all sorts,
took place under the oily lamps and
under the dusty floor, amidst the four hounds' snorts...
Hark! Hark! Ho, behold, there came a
band of colourful lads, wearing merriment upon their face...

Suddenly the tavern turned crimson sprayed,
as the bearded dwarf and the twisted man,
turned their axe and knife upon the band's jugular veins...
All drunken else, spared a minute to watch digressed,
then went back to their ale and the old game of mistrust...

Next morning, the tavern Lord's servant buried those
dead colourful faces, and by evening,again all was smokey,
and the tavern half hidden in that ominous haze...

© Karthik Adithya Singaraju

4 comments:

Eon Heath said...

Hey, Hi
killing emotions are we?? why are those kids like a shower of pleasant sun?? and why are we afraid to get drenched in the unknown?? you newver know what it is until you experience...

nice..

Regards,
The Silhoeutte...

Deepika said...

We humans are afraid of change. Even though we know the habits we behold are cruel yet all we want is to behold a little more longer, denying to let newness prevail.
A lesson in a story and story weaved in poetry, good work karthik. I like your writing style.

Jingle said...

people fear things for many reasons...

love the portrayal of the dwarf and more...

A++

lynnaima said...

descriptive quality very well done. Enjoy the rally
http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/a-silent-cry/