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Stars in a moonless sky

Stars in a moonless sky

What is it that you dream about she asks.
Your Smile,Your look
Your Kiss,Your hug
Your love,Your trust
Your words,Your feelings
Your warmth,Your concern
Your presence,Your eyes
He replies.
And she smiles as she understands the language of truth.

She mulls over his words
Long after he has slept
She lies awake
Weaving with them
Her security blanket
Wrapping them around herself
And then carefully squirreling them away
On the days when there is nothing but blackness
For his words are the stars that illuminate her moonless sky.
And they are hers.
Nothing can take them away from each other now.

For words once uttered find their way into hearts
And later spill over to paper
In form of poetry.
Immortalised forever.

Perhaps this is what they call love.

© 2012 Preeti Shenoy

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  1. Its a lovely poem :)
    A visit to your blog is always delightful =D

  2. @aishwarya: Thank you!! You're so kind!

    @shachi: Thanks!!

  3. Beautifully penned...!!!!!

  4. Beautifully put!

  5. Beautiful and fabulicious! :)
    Some posts will implicitly force one to comment, this one falls into that category!

  6. That was a straight from heart poetry, Preeti!! Loved the way you wrote:)

  7. Lovely poem, straight from the heart in simple words! :)

  8. Really nice:) Read this one a few times and fell in love with this one!

  9. Sounds like its out of an M&B book.

  10. Absolutely loved the second para..
    Especially these lines

    "She mulls over his words
    Long after he has slept
    She lies awake
    Weaving with them
    Her security blanket" :)

  11. Beautiful piece of writing! I liked the second paragraph especially :)

  12. Simple and Beautiful !
    Touched my heart :)

  13. Beautiful peom preeti...

  14. Aha. Mr S is an incurable romantic :):)

  15. Indeed a great one... read your book ' Life is what you make it' . simple easy to read and yet it is very effective. i just finished it in 2 days...

  16. Awesome preeti...loved it

  17. Simple words, yet so effective!! Loved it!

  18. That is what a reader needs! No magical words but the blend of love and simplicity impacts a lot more!

  19. A perfect poem for me...datz all wat i can say....superbly put n great ending!!!:-))

  20. really entering the heart.good imagination.

  21. Lovely, "again"!! :) :)
    I've bookmarked your blog and FB page, so that I never miss out on any update/post of yours!! :)


  22. Beautiful lines, wonderful expression and one meaning LOVE - superb post!

  23. lovely lovely!!! straight from the heart!!!
    Loved it!!

  24. what a lovely poem. beautifully expressed

  25. Lovely poem !!! expressed a great fact in simple words..nice one :-)

  26. Beautifully written!

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  28. loved the 2nd para.. too good :)

  29. Nice you should come out with a book on poetry

  30. Nice poem!! Romantic..:)

  31. Thanks all!!! :)

    It was from the heart! :)

  32. Nice one...


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