sleepwalker – from “the book of sins”

May 1, 2007

in the silence of ghosts

stunned in the ardour of sleep

in sarong and white singlet

he climbed the roof long limbed

his perturbed sisters followed

stared as he stood tall, hair

flailing, they thought to ask

what are you doing surinder?

with hands caressing the wind

he answers in a still breath

as a cloud choking the selfish moonlight

he says –

i am hanging spoons

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6 Responses to “sleepwalker – from “the book of sins””

  1. Sharanya Says:

    Bernice! Good to see you’re harnessing the power of the Internet too — I see you’re on Myspace as well. πŸ™‚ Came here via Nic’s blog, and will add you to my blogroll right away.

    In solidarity,
    S

  2. bernicechauly Says:

    Thanks! Still very new at this, trying to figure things out as i go along. will keep posting as often as possible – take care!

  3. dreamer idiot Says:

    This is indeed lovely. Came by through Sharon’s blog.

    Read the two poems you have here, and enjoyed their rhythm very much. πŸ™‚ and for this piece, the enigmatic final line is just wonderful… in all its suggestiveness.

    Cheers!


  4. I’m a fan of your work. Welcome to the world of blogging πŸ™‚

  5. bernicechauly Says:

    hey thanks
    like your work too
    have we met?


  6. Yes, but only once at no black tie (I was sitting next to amir muhammad at the time).


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