A Song for Sita

Time it was when we banished were
From the riches, the comfort and the ranks,
When all I had was the grit in my bones
And your brave heart, that made us one.

Love it was when I possessed your mind,
And you filled mine; not a soul knew
How depraved we in our lust could be,
And how pure in its truth.

The smells of twigs and of feral leaves
Were the tenets of our love forlorn  -
Daft and intense - as if Nature itself
Partook, or we had the elements become.

Now as I sit, unamused, amidst
The clamour of a thousand chords,
I think to a time when no song was mine,
Your deafening silence was gold.

About this poem

An imagined lament of Lord Raam, after being reinstated as God-king - encumbered by the duties of empire and the complexity of a strained relationship with Sita - looking back at simpler times of exile, when their legendary love story unfolded. His longing for the simple yet intense beginnings of their romance becomes a hyper-universal lament of every human who has experienced the early madness of love and then watched it fade away.

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Written on February 23, 2023

Submitted by anubratomusic on July 20, 2023

Modified by anubratomusic on July 22, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 602
Words 132
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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