Wavy black hair, kohl-lined eyes like chocolate wells
A crown of pink frangipani adorns her sweet head
“Sayang,” he utters, his wet tongue thrilling her ear
Maganda: she’s one with her body and spirit here
The salty sea crashes to shore as though figimaled
Teekva hues of sunset lights up the fading horizon
Lone crabs skuddle across, disappearing into dark hollows
Leaving traces of their existence, mere scribbles in the sand
Folded together, cagestruck lovers, reminisce their aarambham
Memories they can’t agree upon, maybe they don’t matter now
She asks if he loves her, his lips, her sole appraisal:
The start doesn’t count like the avasaanam: inevitable.
Giggling at being seen canoodling, by that shiprighteous cruiseliner
He answers nature’s call in nature, giving rise to peals of laughter
Darling ardle, she teases, tickling that spot on his shoulder.
Darkness sets, and the mood shifts, to the other end of the dial
Looking at each other, under the moon, in an eerie, haunted silence
You see, every couple gets a few hours together, in their own personal heaven
Before they transcend this transient realm into the phase of punarjanmam
“Find me, please,” she quietly whispers
“Will you remember me,” he asks
Before they know it, dawn breaks through
This moment too, has passed.
This my attempt at a bonus Wordle by Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie.
The genius of this prompt is that, it has been constructed using words that were contributed (either made up or from a vernacular language) by other writers/poets. It is a wonderful set of words and I’m extremely proud to see my own contributions here (3 words in Malayalam).
I am a few weeks late to this prompt, so I had the wonderful opportunity to read the other responses and could literally feel my heart swell with pride every time I saw my words being used.
Here are the words for the prompt:
- Cagestruck (via Yves) to be clueless of the customs, dialect/language/slang, and haunts of an unfamiliar city.
- Ardle (via Michael) a person who urinates whenever and wherever the mood strikes them.
- Shiprighteous (via KO) A smugly moralistic ship.
- Figimaled (via Jules) Primarily Farklempt; distressed, confused, annoyed, dismayed.
- Aarambham (via Two Paise Poems) Malayalam for the beginning.
- Avasaanam (via Two Paise Poems) Malayalam for the end.
- Punarjanmam (via Two Paise Poems) Malayalam for rebirth or reincarnation.
- Teekva (via a darkened house) Russian for a pumpkin.
- Skuddling (via a darkened house) side-ways, skitterish motion
- Maganda (via Ladyleemanila) Filipino word for beauty, refers to the beauty of both form and spirit.
- Sayang (via Hank) Malay/Indonesian word referring to a loved one. Also used to express one’s affectionate feelings to a lady – whispered softly while nibbling the ear lobe.
- Appraisal (via Ranted Crow); The act or result of judging the worth or value of something or someone.
Use atleast 10 of the words to create a story or a poem.
Hope you all enjoyed it.. and a very special and sincere thanks to Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie.