Friday, June 15, 2007

Deja vu

This afternoon sunlight poured from above, tripped and tumbled over the dancing leaves and a windchime laughed in a distance. You slept through it, your cheek warming my shoulder. I will scoop up the glittering light from the leaves, pluck out the windchime's laughter, squeeze out the scent of pines and press it all together in between the pages of the telephone directory, so that sometime tomorrow we will plop this afternoon into our mouths and savor its wild sweetness. Sometime tomorrow you and i will lie down on the greenest grass and gaze at this afternoon sky, as the light trips and falls over the dancing leaves and the windchime bursts out in glee. We will watch till the blue seeps into us, we will watch till our eyes are quenched, and then you'll turn around and shoot a kick and i'll follow your lead , and the dogwood trees beside us will chuckle and shed a photo. Look mamma, it's us you'll shout, and in the photo you and i will be lying on greenest grass, as leaves danced and light tripped and windchime giggled and scent of pines curled out. I'd be vaguely surprised too.

9 comments:

Ash said...

hey resh! this is written so beautifully, brought tears in my eyes. this is ash, who used to blog from long ago :-) you're a mom now? wow. congrats! this piece touched me all the more coz i have a 6 month old daughter too now :-)

Reshma said...

Congrats Ash:)
and what a surprise!do you still blog? let me know, please.

Ash said...

No, I don't blog anymore. Although i wish i could start again! maybe i will one of these days :-) anyway, for now here's a link of my baby's photos! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bataany

Portia said...

so beautiful. i love your blog, especially this post! thanks for commenting :)

Johnny said...

Has originality! Words are well chosen...

Reshma said...

Goo d to see you here, Portia.

Thank you, Johnny.

austere said...

BRILLIANT!
Show this to the little one some day!

Anonymous said...

been a long time since i visited this place - congrats on the new profile. and of course your writing is better than ever :)

-najeeb
http://www.indigolog.com

austere said...

likho na PLS!