Two Poems by Lakshmi Venkatachalam
Love Story of a Different Kind
In the first flush of love,
She is the moon to his earth, and he shines as hers,
Satellites in constant revolutions
Around each other in the galaxies of ether.
On the constellations of Mars and Venus,
Jupiter and Saturn,
They spin in tandem
On the trail of their yoked life.
In the autumn of their lives,
She circles in an orbit of her own,
He rotates on his own axis,
Each trailing elliptical courses around the sun.
What do we name
Their love story?
Heavenly fable or Indifferent tale?
Cosmic unity or Fate’s game?
A love story that fades,
As bespangled stars high,
Or whirled into gaping black holes
Of the Universe?
My Love For you
What do I call my love for you?
How do I spell the tinkling of anklets I hear,
As I dream of you sashaying by my side?
The sweet notes my heart hears,
As I try to focus on the words you utter!
Is my love a lustful passion
Or is it a cuddly feeling?
A lazy comfort where I can be myself with no pretence?
That golden moment when I can foresee your thought before you talk?
And reply with ready wit your wildest quiz?
Valentine day is lover’s Day
Flooded with roses of every hue.
My love for you would make every day a Valentine’s Day
For it continues to care for you
On all the days and not just a single day.
So not for me the special day of roses,
But every day, a rose for you and your sweet memories
And thus I carve my path of love for you.
Ms Lakshmi Venkatachalam is a poet, creative writer, and freelance
journalist. She has published an e-book of poems Of Hope and Faith & Other
poems by Blue Pencil Publishers which was well received by poetry lovers. Her
articles and stories have been published in several magazines and newspapers.