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This is a poem which I wrote for Conde Nast Magazine. They had commmsioned me to write poetry on the theme of Travel, and I wrote four poems for them.

Here is one of them.
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Restlessness 

Desire 

Longing 

Are now constant companions 

Travelling with me

Within me

They have made themselves comfortable



They arrived as tourists

On a travellers  visa

But somehow managed to linger on

No force could banish them



My heart , my thoughts

Are yours now

My soul

Subsumed, consumed, blazing

Burning 



I live in restless hope

I  longingly dream 

Of making the journey

Across the miles

The desire to be with you 

And to linger on.



Just like my  travelling companions

I hope

To stay

Till eternity 

In your arms.


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© 2018 Preeti Shenoy

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Comments

  1. Anonymous11:26 PM

    truly incredible and heart touching

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  2. Beautiful very very touching and I can resonate with this when I was in India and my hubby is Germany...

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  3. Very touching Preeti. Loved reading this first thing in the morning after turning on my laptop!

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  4. Real economy of words and sea of emotions. Capturing and captivating, connecting and calling all at once. Loved this poetical beauty in simplicity.

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  5. That's an amazing try on poetry,Preeti..well written!! 🙂

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  6. Wow!!! It's beautiful.

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