Impermanence



Sea kissed the feet of the Herculean Palace,
As the Denizen God perched on the Terrace.
He thought, “What a grand Palace Have I”
“The land I built, In the clouds I hover”
“The sea at my command”,
And he embraced the earth like Porphyria’s Lover

In that stifling embrace of the majestic demiurge
As it strangled Gaia of her life, the stubborn ice thawed,
The swift seas rose as the planet became torrid,
Cerulean skies turned crimson,
As creatures died, the air turned putrid.

Slowly the sea wept into the Palace
As Gaia drowned creation in her grief.
The Grand Palace stood humbled in nature’s torment.
And God understood, easing the embrace,
His treasured creation itself is eternally transient.
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Submitted by abhijit_c on April 25, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AAXBXB XXXXX AXXXX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 697
Words 120
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 6, 5, 5

Abhijit Chatterjee

Born in Burdwan, a suburb of Kolkata, he completed his Masters in English Literature from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. more…

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