Tuesday, July 12, 2005

running on time

It was still early in the evening but it felt late. It felt very late. Maybe it was the raindrops, which were falling down in a hurry, chasing her down the road. Drenched in raindrops, she felt warm still. -Why do you have to hurry, you don't have to go nowhere, enjoy this, a part of her said. -No, no, its getting late, she rebuked herself. Why this obsession with lateness?? -Everything has its time and this is time for here. She thought she heard the man standing under the eaves of the cafe say this. Of course, he did not; he was just watching her, steam off his coffee, hands warm about the cup. He was watching a world go by, getting late for nothing.

Monsoon showers
Soaking you
On me

morning breathes
on moist skin

her body curved
a smile


Anonymous said...

She sounds crazy. She is running, in rain, and hearing things that aren't real. Is she you? And what kind of person drinks coffee in the evening?? Anyway, very poetic!


Anil said...

love the little poem at the end....so quiet and so beautiful! i love summer showers...such pensive times they are...

MoDigli said...

THis is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I was really happily surprised to see that you found me by that Childhood meme that I sent along to Babbling Brooke! What a nice way to connect!

I'll be back. I like your blog.

Josh said...

i like the poetry :)

iamnasra said...

Well Im all inspired
My answer to you (if you get the chance to look) in my blog www.iamnasra.blogspot.com

Lorena said...

such sensuality in your words. it reminds me of rainy days and when i got soaked once and it felt so good and warm. what beautiful imagery,
"watching a world go by.." through your writing is a treat :)

stella said...

gorgeous replay of the impending rainfall and the desire to stay ... i'm always in rush to go somewhere and nowhere... :)

irina said...

Hi Gulnaz...
Smiled twice when first visiting your blog:
1. I thought you were a man (!)
2. Couldn't help myself at Potted flower's comment.

But I didn't smile reading your post. Because it went too deep inside of me...

Pallavi said...

what a romantic picture.. yes sometimes time seems to stand still :)

gulnaz said...

P-f, thanks! yep she is me and i am a bit crazy. :)

Anil, thank you, am so glad that you liked it, its encouraging. It feels good if your words can do something positive for someone.

Modigli, thank you and thank you again for stopping by. :))

Josh, my pleasure. :)

nasra, you are too kind to me but honestly if it inspired you, then i am really touched! thanks.

Lorena, thanks girl, its a treat to be appreciated so!! :))

stella, you got it girl! :) its like that with me at most points, a part of me wants to stay where i am and another part feels its getting late.

irina, welcome! Potted-flower is a sweetheart and me, a man? nah! too much of a woman. lol
am really moved that my words could touch somebody's heart. ty. come again.

Pallavi, i keep telling myself am not a romantic and most people think am very down-to-earth and then i go and do something like this. *sighs* :)

KJ said...

lovely :)

Misreflection said...

You're so right : Its an obsession, and like all obsessions its a curse to rid yourself of.. :)
Nice line: sleeping her body curved a smile ..

. : A : . said...

"She thought she heard the man standing under the eaves of the cafe say this. Of course, he did not; he was just watching her, steam off his coffee, hands warm about the cup. He was watching a world go by, getting late for nothing."

Wonderful lines. I can see the man standing there and watch the world go by.

. : A : . said...

her body curved
a smile"

This was very visual too. Excellent close.

Ash said...

So pretty !

Made me sigh in sweet content at the nd :)

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Love the "Sleeping body curved a smile" wonderful interveiw on LIP the sun finally came and smiled on my snuffles Hugs

Dale said...

thank you for stopping me this morning, as I was beginning to rush earnestly into getting late for nothing :-)


M said...

Great collection of words..as usual...

Akruti said...

"Everything has its time and this is time for here" How true,Beautiful lines at the end Gul,can relate to the craze:) of being there at the moment,soaking in the rain,the drops touching and soaking my soul,beautiful:)

jonny ragel said...

that's so dreamy. like slumbery visions of walking through warm showers. I like the tension between the two perspectives too.


(and I'm working on the meme--thanks for thinking of me!)

DeeM said...

this just left me speechless.
'her body curved a smile'.

thoughts said...

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

- Leisure (W. H. Davies)

Mridula said...

Ever heard of a book called 'Faster'? You might enjoy it.

Potted-flower said...

irina couldn't help herself at my comment? WWHHHOOA.

gulnaz said...

KJ, thanks! :)

Missy, glad you liked it...obsessions! :)

.:A:. *bows deeply* ;) thank you.

Ash, :) thanks!

Sue, i was wondering about you today, hoping you'd be better by now...good to know you are. hugs. and hey thanks! :)

Dale, am flattered! :) thank u.

M, glad you appreciate them.

Akruti, I know you can, glad you enjoyed these lines, hope you are enjoying your break too. :)

jon, i look forward to reading your answers and thanks i always look forward to your sweet comments....you say the nicest things!! :)

DeeM, :) aww you are too kind to me! thanks!

thoughts, thank you for sharing such a lovely poem. :)

Mridula, No I have not but thanks for suggesting am going to try and get it...thanks for commenting too. :)

P-f :)

DeeM said...

I do mean what I say. :)

Jaxe said...

Gulnaz, this is so beautiful! I stopped and read this line 3 times... I fell in love with these words "Everything has its time and this is time for here. " You just gave me perspective again, thank YOU!

gulnaz said...

DeeM, thanks hugs :)

Jaxe, :) thank you.

finnegan said...

what is it about you gulnaz? your soul is gentle. i wish i had this refreshingly sincere quality you always seem to express. it's that little girl/woman in you that makes coming here so inviting.

transience said...

gulnaz, i fell in love with the last verse. so fragile and sensitive and shimmery. an image so soft i'm almost afraid to touch it. three lines capture your masterful writing!

gulnaz said...

finn, wow! what can i say to that, except give you a big hug! and say thank you! :))
btw, only good and sincere people like me, its true you know. :)

trans, thanks trans! i'm so very glad you liked it! :))