TSL: Day 0 – Unbound

As I promised, I will be sharing the second set of poems that I wrote in April based on the prompts received on the TSL group (which is a Fb group managed by Dr Ampat Koshy). The prompt was to write a poem based on the below picture-

‘Today’s pre NAPOWRIMO task is a picture prompt – let us set the ball rolling. This one is for fun.

This one is on “BRUSH AND WIND” which should be the title of your poem.’

My poem – ‘Unbound’

I see you playing in the stream 
As if you were a dream
splashing around-
I hear your tinkling laughter
amidst the babbling water
I see moonstones on your hair;
And your skin, inviting, wet and bare

I wish I were the tree
on the bank, that need not hide to see
and I wish I were the wind
then I need not have sinned

for I could envelop you, and brush your face
With no fear of falling from grace
But I am neither wind nor tree
I am just me-

A man plagued; and you, are no child
You should know better than to play in the wild.


11 responses to “TSL: Day 0 – Unbound”

  1. Jaya Avendel Avatar

    How I love the boundless joy in this writing!


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Jaya for visiting the blog. I’m very glad you enjoyed reading the poem.


  2. restlessjo Avatar

    That’s beautiful! Sorry- I forget to visit sometimes.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh, you don’t have to be, Jo. I understand…it’s hard to keep up when you’re traveling. Thank you for reading this post and writing back. X

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    Smitha, may we NEVER “know better than to play in the wild!” Lovely poem. ❤


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Amen to that, Cheryl :). I was watching a movie yesterday on similar lines. I turned it off after the first five minutes. It was just too hard to digest though it was based on a true story. Thank you for appreciating the poem. It’s very different from the way I generally write. XO


  4. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    Haha! Brilliant! You move it here and there and wrap it up nicely. I hope you blogging trouble is resolved soon. I bet it’s annoying!


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Tell me about it…All I want to do is read a book and I’m stuck here fixing this. Thanks Manja 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed reading this poem. X


  5. harmony kent Avatar

    Such vivid imagery, Smitha! 💕🙂


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hey Harmony,it’s so good to see you here🙂❤️


    2. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you for your lovely comment on the poem. I’m having a little trouble with my messages. I hope you get this.


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