Monday, July 08, 2013

Us and Them

In the company of stars, lights in trance,
moments of splendid indulgence,
wind, mountains, streams and the trees,
all part of an assemblage of happy regales,

Without words or expressions to distort,
those visuals that make for delightful import,
vast meadows of sun-spilled warmth,
set about in green prairies of endless charm,

The everlasting allure of an old world,
against the braggadocio of those newfound ones,
we have always known of the winner before, here,
which those plenty retards know not to care,

Time, to some, is a tool of wise immoderation,
spent well on what is worthy of accommodation,
yet, for some others there is no path or way,
caught drifting in a callously downstream sway.

Footnotes:

Inspired by the second single 'Us and them' from the English progressive rock band, Pink Floyd's eighth studio album 'Dark Side of Moon' released in 1973.

22 comments:

  1. All of us are caught drifting in a callously downstream sway. Us and them.

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thank you very much, Jeevan. Glad you liked it.

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  3. what a lovely thought, time a tool for wise immoderation....

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    1. Thank you very much, BC. So glad you liked it.

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    1. GP, thanks a tonne pal. So glad you liked it. Great to hear from you budd. Its been some 17 years now. We should catch up. You are in Chennai presently, aren't you? Do lemme know if you plan to visit Bombay. Hope all is well at you end. Are you headed for the reunion later this year?

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  5. The title itself reminded me of a Rudyard Kipling poem http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/we_and_they.html

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    1. Thank you very much, Subho. That is a very interesting poem by Kipling. Brilliant read.

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