Into the Night

Capture: Hareesh R My campus <3 This was the view we had minus the sun
Capture: Hareesh R
My campus ❤ This was our view that night minus the sun plus the stars

Quiet footfalls sounded the moonless night

Leaving behind a trail of secretive laughter

Raced heartbeats and soft gasps made the climb

Disappearing up a ladder of hundred steps

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Terrace was our private opera under the skies

Power of the molten stars flaring brightly

Countless shooting diamonds cutting pitch black

Softened wishes and desires were laid bare

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A drink here and a munch there in the twilight

Sharing sweet nothings and whispered promises

Worldly matters were someplace far far away

Spread behind us like a dimly scattered dream

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Deep breaths under the quilts lulled into calm

Sweet field, crossing between awake and asleep

Gazing into a sky losing its fight with the sun

Presenting a view of the future times to come


The last Poetics of this year at dVerse where we are writing about stars. I couldn’t help but talk about my last night at my institute, a bunch of friends up a particularly forbidden terrace. A time of retrospection and farewells, literally on top of the world overlooking the valley with spectacles of at least ten shooting stars.

I miss those times.

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47 thoughts on “Into the Night

  1. Prajakta,
    What a sad, happy time for you- standing at the threshold of new things and the sorrow of leaving behind familiar faces, things, paths.
    Wishing you all the best in your future !
    Susie

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  2. There is a sense of coming of age and parting that is so strong here… and who better to share those bitter-sweet moments than the stars? I bet that whenever you gaze at them they remind you of the magic of that night, and maybe you will sit down and write a letter to a friend from that time… wonderful share.

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  3. Wow, if that photo is the view you saw in the distance….absolutely beautiful! I feel that this evening was a celebration, a rite of passage, enjoyed with friends. A bit more thrilling with it being on a ‘forbidden terrace.’ Nice to enjoy an escape from ‘worldly matters’ for such a delicious time!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your vantage point for watching the stars…and seeing your future laid out before you. I love this stanza:
    “Terrace was our private opera under the skies
    Power of the molten stars the flaring brightly
    Countless shooting diamonds cutting pitch black
    Softened wishes and desires were laid bare”
    Sounds like a very special time for you.
    Gayle ~

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  5. Deep breaths under the quilts lulled into calm
    Sweet field, crossing between awake and asleep
    Gazing into a sky losing its fight with the sun
    Presenting a view of the future times to come

    awesome…

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  6. SMiLes.. i see stars
    too.. when i finish
    College..
    it takes me
    truly decades
    to finAlly find
    them but
    now
    stars
    are miNd..
    and heArt..
    and sure.. body..
    spiRit and SoUl
    weLL Being..
    but work..
    no.. gone..
    TG.. stars
    taste better.. aLiVe..:)

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  7. Ah, that feeling of being on the verge. It’s just timeless.. and that imagery of looking into the ‘span of time’ overhead.. Stunning. You have a beautiful brain, Prajakta. I’m sure you would be accustomed to hear that. All the best for your ‘big thing’ due in December 2016.

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