Saturday, April 14, 2007

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain

The way these lyrics go, there is something decidedly egyptian about the notes, the way they sort of echo-coalesce; you suddenly stop and listen; and you can see a figure cloaked in black, arms beseeching heavenwards, amidst miles of sanddunes, and you forget the apartment by the track this surprising piece of music is playing from. Sting! Desert rose. Here? Whoever would have thought.

Now we say her poetry is exquisite, yearning, demands, passion and obeisance all put into one, but legend has it she laughed and cried at the same time, gesticulating and holding dialogues in echoing excited gibberish with the air and pink sandstone walls. They called her a mad woman anyway, as they had for long; whoever heard of a blue-blooded princess gallivanting the streets of unknown cities, dancing to the songs of her own making? But it didn’t matter. Did it bother her? Did it matter that she was talking into a vaccum? Wasn’t she gloriously happy and lavished in a warm cocoon of her own making? I now understand.
(about a figure from Indian history)


e said...

Instead of waking 'in vain" he could try waking in Al-Ain....plenty gardens in the desert there ma'am ( joke mara , ha ha )

austere said...

e- its a nice song, if you like poetry, that is.

abbagirl74 said...

I dream of a picture of your new specs. When? Come on! Don't be shy! We want to see them.

shiv said...

If I am not mistaken, have you not already paid her a wonderful tribute .... Austereseeker!!!???

austere said...

aww abbagirl. heh.

shiv- :) beautiful, ty

mystic rose said...

i love desert rose.. lovely lyrics and music. and sting!! ooh!

but mirabai.. is the purpose here.. but that was hte wsy the world saw her.. in a cocoon..
for herself it was a reality.. and who is to say what she felt was real or not? :)

yes! read this then..and didnt comment.. and ..pushy? hardly.
am happy you asked me to read something.

now i would like to ask you to read..

returning the favor.. :p.

am so enchanted by your words, the images you create!