Author: Elsy Satheesan

Compensations

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem about various aspects and attributes of life, by Elsy, in Different Truths. Two-in-one, bane and boon: this hyper sensitivity!   The bane is when even a word wounds, a smile deceives a silence kills!   The boon is when a word ignites, a silence inspires a smile impels.   For the hypersensitive […]

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Humming Grief

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense poem that transcends from the pain of grief to a sense of grief, by Elsy, in Different Truths. She hummed with pride a stately grief hemmed into her heart for a long, long time.   Her pride she kept, broke not down knelt not down bent not down.   Passing three score doorsill, […]

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Churned in the Soul

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense, inward looking poem by Elsy, in Different Truths. The ache that burnt into conscience grew into a blaze.   It was doused, but then the soul went up in flames!   Which is more agonizing? muffling the conscience or mashing the soul?   Unheeding the guilty prick, or neglecting the call of soul? […]

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It is you

Reading Time: 1 minuteA poem by Elsy that celebrates the innocence of babies, in Different Truths. The tiny tot saw her snapshot at month three and cooed, ‘look, baby brother!’. Mom said, ‘no honey, it is not baby brother, it is you, when a babe’. To see if she got it right mom asked, ‘Who is the babe […]

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Harmonised

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem by Elsy, in Different Truths. They moved into an abode new by the railway line when she was nine.   Sleep became alien as chugged the trains along the tracks loud and heavy, heavy and loud.   Even the water in the jar in dread did shiver!   Years sped by… she […]

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Churned in the Soul

Reading Time: 1 minuteA powerful and an intense poem by Elsy, in Different Truths. The ache that burnt into conscience grew into a blaze.   It was doused, but then the soul went up in flames!   Which is more agonizing? muffling the conscience or mashing the soul?   Unheeding the guilty prick, or neglecting the call of […]

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The Perfect Poem

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a poignant nature poem by Elsy, in Different Truths. To me, that tree is the perfect poem for all moods, all seasons.   In Spring she wears scented blooms, bewitching bees, beetles, and butterflies who dart in and out, fully drunk.   In Summer she decks herself with ruby red cherries, enticing birds of […]

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Azalea

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a poem about the spring flowers, Azalea, by Elsy, in Different Truths. Azalea, your magenta clusters make me muse on your amazing regalia.   “We wait all winter for the regal arrival of the Queen of Spring to offer our bouquets!”   I know, but how come you bloom this late in summer too? […]

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Did You Know Me?

Reading Time: 2 minutesA heart-wrenching poem of lost love, of a marriage failing after 22 years. The agony of separation has been poignantly portrayed by Elsy in this verse, for Different Truths. That morn, Leann, when you turned your back on my heart as well the front door in a vein that casual, I stood agape in agony, with […]

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Pearl Figures

Reading Time: 1 minuteVarious things in our lives are given that we cannot escape. Embedded in this reality, Elsy creates a magic with a lotus wand to get the poet’s perals, in this verse, in Different Truths. The irritant that beds by force in the downy soil of the soul cannot be wished or washed away No wizardry can whisk […]

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