Author: Elsy Satheesan

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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Strength is My Weakness

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn this love poem, Elsy talks about the paradoxes of life and her calling as a poet, in Different Truths. An evocative poem that would linger on. Strength is my weakness, and weakness, my strength. In me the strong and weak go hand in hand. But that is my weakness, I cannot cry where others would […]

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Poor Iron Will

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn this verse, Elsy takes an example of a little speck of iron that could not escape the attraction of a Big Magnet. Here’s an evocative love poem, in Different Truths. The little speck of iron, which always dwelt serene, was gliding real smooth in its own safe orbit. Then came the Big Magnet with a […]

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With Apology to Keats

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a lyrical poem with a recall of Keats, in Different Truths. Elsy’s interpretation is interesting. There is many a slip between the cup and the lip, so the aphorism goes. Sipping the cup is bliss, slipping the cup is woe, so do most presume. Present, scans the past, with a smile in one eye, and […]

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Garden

Reading Time: 1 minuteElsy tells us about a woman – perhaps any woman – who plants a secret in the garden and soul. The garden blooms. An evocative poem for Different Truths. She planted a secret in her garden and one in her soul too. The secret in the garden bloomed into golden marigolds, and stood beaming, with bouquets […]

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