Kindling Romanticism

The stage is set for a drama so tense,

But the players aren’t willing to revel in the suspense.

There’s many a tide that makes hardly any sense,

Taken at many a flood viewed through a deeper lens.


The placid waters have taken a notorious turn,

As we drink in the drops in our attempt to learn,

What lies beyond the ocean we tend to discern,

Is an eternal drama uncovering plenty of urn.


The fun of it all is in the judgments of art we take,

To confuse plotted journeys for reality’s sake,

There ain’t a mask we’re ready to make,

Dripping with abundant  emotion to make a deserted lake.


When Naturalism plots a plot-less  path of laze,

Romanticism entwines it to form a startling maze,

Burdening our mind in a scurrying trauma of craze,

And blowing the cobwebs in a frenzy to amaze.


The choices we make have a massive stake,

As our lives leap in flight in the closing wake,

And dance to the romance of a terrifying make,

As Romanticism cuts the cake we’ve set to bake.


Destiny’s shape has taken on a darker twist,

As it’s now covered in glory in a heavy mist.

‘Twas not hitherto defined in my weirdest list,

But my life is now dotted with bountiful tryst.

Published in ‘The Copperfield Review’:Kindling Romanticism

52 responses

  1. nice rhyme scheme, life twists and turns…i would say i bend to romanticism…nice one shot

    January 19, 2011 at 3:23 am

  2. “The choices we make have a massive stake,
    As our lives leap in flight in the closing wake,”

    Such true words that we forget as we float through our lives.

    January 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm

  3. Poorva

    hey cul poem. its true. romanticism does cut the cake v’r about to bake. love the way u write. u have an ardent follower 🙂 and the picture is so perfect!!! KUDOS 🙂

    January 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    • Hey,thanks a lot for your encouraging comment! Really nice to have you as a regular visitor:)

      January 21, 2011 at 4:55 pm

  4. Wow! I love the rhymes!

    January 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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  7. cool words…
    Thanks for attending poets rally…

    Happy Thursday.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

  8. Hi Vishwas

    I liked this one, and great one shot.. Thanks for sharing..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

    January 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    • Thanks Shashi! Lovely blog you have too!

      January 25, 2011 at 12:49 am

  9. Your great blog is definitely worth a read if anyone comes across it. Im lucky I did because now Ive got a whole new view of this. I didnt realise that this issue was so important and so universal. You definitely put it in perspective for me, thanks for writing this!

    January 22, 2011 at 3:15 am

  10. Scent of my heart

    Creative and fresh. I love the image too! Well done!

    January 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

  11. Scent of my heart

    Greetings! How is your weekend?

    This is Blaga from Jingle Poetry :

    You are invited to join us this Sunday for our Monday Poetry Potluck Week 19, we are open 8pm, American Central, will remain open for 72 hours, yet, you get better traffic when you link in early.

    if you fall short writing a theme related piece, feel free to share 1 to 3 old poems…Best Regards.

    You have a lovely blog, your poetry radiate and it is our greatest pleasure to have you being part of our growing community. Hope to see you in..sign in to follow our blog if you can!

    We value your support and would be more than happy to answer your questions and assist you with possible concerns…

    Best Wishes for your day.

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    January 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    • Thanks,I’m in:)

      January 25, 2011 at 12:52 am

      • link to week 20 potluck today,
        have fun!

        February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

  12. Cool write.


    January 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm

  13. Thanks for linking….

    masterful writing…


    January 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

  14. i loved this !! I always appreciate rhyming poetry so much .. maybe ’cause i find it a bit difficult to manage on ym own … But the flow , images , and the phrases here .. too good 🙂

    January 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm

  15. Jessica

    Like the rhymes going on here and your little journey with destiny!

    January 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm

  16. great attempt vishwas! here’s my potluck for this week:

    January 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm

  17. beautiful poem! love the picture you set with it as well. great line about Romanticism cutting the cake you set to bake! I love that image!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

  18. You paint a true picture of romanticism…and perfect illustration to go with it.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm

  19. wow!!! amazingly written, well thought out, depictions are vivid, rhymes are well plotted…nice!
    happy potluck!

    January 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm

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  21. Irene

    I like “dance to the romance of a terrifying make”..very rhymey.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm

  22. Romanticism adds a whole new meaning to our lives.. doesn’t it?
    I was thoroughly impressed with your play on words here… smooth and so well paced! I am a sucker for rhymes… so this poem (with its meaning and structure) is waaaaaaaaaayyy up there on my list 🙂

    Kudos on this fine piece, V!!

    January 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    • Yes,it certainly does, Kavita.Thanks a lot!

      February 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm

  23. Kevin Lamb

    Absolutely fantastic! I liked you on FB.. we have a similar flow to our words.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

  24. Nice rhymes. I can never rhyme a poem. Lol…
    Good job.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    January 29, 2011 at 8:29 am

  25. you are really good. write more

    January 31, 2011 at 2:18 am

  26. loved it..

    February 2, 2011 at 2:16 am

  27. All i find in your poems is that you keep your heart and soul while writing it…

    nice write….

    and another fine knock by u

    February 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

  28. i may not have imagined this had been cool many years ago however it is interesting the way in which age varies the way you experience new kinds of creative concepts, thank you with regard to the piece of writing it is really enjoyable to look over something clever occasionally in lieu of the usual crap mascarading as blogs on the net

    February 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm

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