Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Writing - The Wine of Forever

"The pen will never be able to move fast enough to write down every word discovered in the space of memory. Some things have been lost forever, other things will perhaps be remembered again, and still other things have been lost and found and lost again. There is no way to be sure of any this.Only thing you can be sure of is that pen you're holding can never stop. It goes on and on." ~Paul Auster 

Important things are tough to say and yet there are things that needs expression and array of well sorted words. They should be dealt with finesse and perfection. But, we often fall short of words at the very moment when we need them most and then we feel like cheated by all things we ever read and the things we ever said. The way we feel is the result of complex permutations and combinations. Affected mostly by the situation and the person involved. Sometimes we write because it can't be said. By writing them down we breathe a life in those lifeless notions buried deep down somewhere in my mind. Intense obsessions which we never share with anyone can not find a better outlet then writing.... Writing is like an obsession. Once you get the hang of it... it lasts forever. As Franz Kafka says- Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. !!!

I often fail
in scribbling the
exact mentation
imbuing in my area of grey.
Cryptic by its very nature,
it's buried deep, I say.
It surfaces off and on
leaves footprints
along the way.

Half said, much unsaid.
ship of my endless tales,
sails forward and away.
It cruises to unknown realms,
loopholes to misled.
When left with nothing to say
I scribble them down, any way.

Wherever I go
there's so much, I've
in my head, to cram
to think, to hush away.
Facts, figures, feelings, 
emotional broodings
juggling along the paths
routing, converging all over
paths of neural highways.

Some shreds are lost,
few I prefer to hide around.
Holding them off,
for right moment and time.
Care not, of what I say
rambling around in midst
of jumbled words.
Scribbling them down, my way.

Image courtesy: By: Prachi Karnawat @
 Merry Christmas and a very very Happy New Year to everyone :)


  1. Jyoti, no wonder these scribblings make so much sense:)

  2. Facts, figures, feelings....the trick is to juggle them and yet maintain balance. Lovely.

  3. An impressive piece of writing on the art of writing itself. Not everyone is blessed with power of expression like you. And think how such people give vent to their pent up feelings!But neurologists say that man has a tendency to forget painful events and feelings with passage of time. For them time is a best healer.It may be a nature's way to withstand the traumatic experiences. Short term memory loss is also a similar device. But yes you are right that everyone must try out writing to give vent to pent up feelings -after all what is harm in learning this art?

  4. Nice piece of writing & really cute picture!:)

  5. Getting all to balance the scales is surely tricky, the best we can do is hope we get close, great write.

  6. Jyoti,

    And after all this you say that you have not been able to express fully, well that is modesty at it's best.

    Take care

  7. The way you pen down is awesome as always. I couldn’t agree more! I have a similar Santa hanging in my Christmas tree.

    Wish you all the best Jyoti :)

  8. Beautiful writing and poem on 'Writing' :) Lovely!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

  9. Christmas blessings and New Year greetings...
    keep writing, keep scribbling...

  10. hope you had a great christmas heres wishing you a very happy new year and your family and everyone around you ..


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  12. beautiful poem...
    Happy New year :)


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