21 July 2010

Love and poetry

You remember when you first read that beautiful poetry that touched you in such a special way? It made you feel dizzy, tears came to your eyes for no reason, every word left deep imprints on your soul, and your heart felt so full with its beauty it could burst with the immensity of it all. You keep reading it, wallowing in the warm feelings, the heart wrenching profundity of the poet's every line...

Then time passes by, and in the complexity of life you lose touch with it. And you can't read your poem as often as you used to. Then suddenly you read it again and you just can't see anymore what about it made you love it so much. Because nothing about it touches your heart anymore. The words are still beautiful, you still see the cleverness with which the writer crafted the words to make them rhyme... But what about it really made your soul cry? You search the poem, and within yourself, but you don't find it.

And you read it again. And again. But you just don't get it anymore. You're just reading a really beautifully written poem but that's all. The magic is lost. Nothing triggers any special emotion in you.

Well I think being in love is just like that. It's just hopeless once the magic wears off. Sometimes you can't find the magic in the object of your adoration, and sometimes I guess the subject of your adoration can't find it in you. I don't really know. I'm not an expert. But I know falling in and out of love is just like poetry. It's really sad and beautiful. All at the same time.

6 comments:

illusionaire said...

awwwwwwe.... hugz :)

ku2 said...

Awithaw! :(

Jerusha said...

Thanks Kimkim and Ku!

This is nothing I'm going through currently btw :-) Just things that I've decided during my philosophical pondering trips. Just life as a whole. I didn't fall out of love recently and no one fell out of love with me (at least not that I know of!)

:)

Alejendro said...

LOL ve ngei a... it's not so you... :-P

Lucy In The Sky said...

Awww...hei ngei chu...(kan lo belh :D)

Jerusha said...

Alej - nge ka lo sang viau maithei sin hmangaihna lamah hian :)

Luce - haha this is not really meant to be read by married people or people currently in relationships :))