I looked through the pores of city lights

Found none but mystery

Some voices said, some eyes unheard

and faces gloom to treachery

I vexed few lines of charcoal

Pushed them harsh

achieve no grace

Few travel bugs and enthusiasts

Came with songs of reckless praise

to oblique me and bring me sultry

Some voices said, some eyes unheard

and faces gloom to treachery

Clout of light is concubine of dark

Where dark is a patient riddle

riddles are born on gutters of street

beneath stripped flesh of reality

I longed for a friend in empty crowds

Truthful and viscous essentially

Could only find frames without a shadow

Endangered heart with mucous of banality

Some voices said some eyes unheard

And โ€˜theirโ€™ faces gloom to treachery




70 thoughts on “BANALITY

  1. Saaransh, I adore what you have captured here in, โ€œBANALITYโ€. Dark and brooding, yet with feelings of longing and a need for belonging. The repeat is wonderful, and the last repeat with โ€œtheirโ€ makes your words quite powerful. I paused for a long time and reflected when I read, โ€œWhere dark is a patient riddleโ€, isnโ€™t it? The artwork is superb, and mirrors your words beautifully, and yes, you did achieve grace. ๐Ÿ™‚ As always a stunning post and presentation. Please have a wonderful day, wishing you well. ~ Mia ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Some thing melts inside when someone catches the soul of your writing, isn’t it ….thank u Mia, u jst did that ๐Ÿ™‚ ….. m more than glad ‘Banality’ somewhat made its mark…happy ๐Ÿ˜€

      You are one kind and intrinsic support to my work …m always happy to see u here ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’ll b visiting u soon to sweep wat I have been missing all this while
      Take care Mia..Stay blessed always ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Saaransh, it’s my pleasure to enjoy what you’ve created. Your work makes me think, and look into myself, that’s great art! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, take good care and stay blessed too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Thank u Mia….u always make me smile ๐Ÿ™‚
        Hope u r fine and doing good ๐Ÿ™‚ …. will b visiting ur blog for all those I lagged all this while ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. This is a powerfully dark piece. Almost haunting in a sense. Your sketch is perfect for it as well Saaransh. You always post amazing pieces, my friend.
    I hope you are well. Please have a wonderful week.

  3. Deep, Deep, introspection. This poem describes hitting rock bottom and loneliness; so perfectly. The artwork is haunting too. Your rhyme scheme is unique and flowing. Im really impressed.

  4. wattt a complex piece of art!

    I m sure this confuses all and creates lots of effects in the viewers views and imaginations!

    For world is a confused place to live !

    And a lovely poetry!

    love that emphasis and repetition !

    Saraansh u r so wonderful poet and artist !

    keep sketching
    keep writing &

    n don’t forget to smile! : )

    take care

  5. Dark but so true.. especially this line “I longed for a friend in empty crowds Truthful and viscous essentially” ..searching for blunt and true people.. a never ending struggle… nd the dark further riddles it up ๐Ÿ‘Œ such poetry๐Ÿ˜

    • Hey thanks Mridul… appreciate ur words, and it really is a never ending struggle :-/
      Hope U doing fine girl…wat I have been missing??….. wanna read ur work as soon as possible ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Saraansh bhai. . You touched me with this poem. . I can feel the pain and words here. Sometimes we become banal in such a way that we give plastic smiles, just breathe not live and start assuming that even brightness is dark. These type of feelings are hard to overcome, we need good inspiration for that and that too from within. The picture is so haunting. It says it all. Good work bhai. . Your sketches are master pieces. .

    Have a beautiful week ahead. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Brother, u always r so generous with ur words, m humbled ๐Ÿ˜€
      Its true we need inspiration all our life to keep going…. how? that is an issue ๐Ÿ˜ฎ …but for sure ur blog is one place to find one ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope u doing fine Jackie

  7. Hi Saarangsh, the words and feelings are so true that it touched me very much. And the sketch is wonderful. One more thing, Saarangsh. Can you explain me the phrase ” some eyes unheard”?

    • Thank U so much Sayanti and m so pleased to know it ‘touched’ u ๐Ÿ˜€

      By ‘some eyes unheard’ I meant emotions of truest order … which unfortunately is happily neglected in our times.

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    Thank you kindly in advance your vote is much appreciated๏Š
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