Humble homage

I nearly succumb to the extravagance

to impress with my highfalutin and florid expression

as I sing paean to my stillborn idea

that could not blossom into a verse

then the realization dawns;

it is a tristful situation

and along with idea whose time had not come,

I also bury quietly the idea of pretentious assertions

I gather my thoughts and have to admit

a bright idea does not need tasselled embellishments

and a non-idea cannot be saved

by glittering but hollow grandiloquence.

30 thoughts on “Humble homage

  1. I don’t think I could ever find the perfect words to describe how deep, beautiful and true this poem is. Yes, some of the most profound ideas need not any extra razzle dazzle, yet those ideas that really don’t have a chance don’t really deserve us squeezing the little creative juice we have left on it. Sometimes we just have to say “Nope. Not happenin’. Let it go!'” Lol. Another brilliantly written piece, Punam!

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  2. I have told this to you before too that you add so much meaning to the words.Aur yeh prompt words toh ek zariya Hain tumhare khubsurat aur sahi khayAl hum Tak pohonchane kaπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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      1. Hahahahahahahaha–oh my goodness, you’re the cutest! And now my day’s work is done, haha–I DO love to make writers happy with my comments. They may seem “over the top” sometimes, but I promise they are Always Sincere!! Someone else told me they love my “enthusiasm”…well, why are we here, posting away, if not to feel deeply and express it! Have a great day ❀

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      2. I think I would say “effusive” and not “over the top”! 😁
        You are doing a wonderful thing by making people happy about their work. It is a great gift. ❀️
        You too, have a wonderful day ahead. πŸ™‚


      3. Yes! I generally say “effusive”…it’s nicer πŸ™‚ And I DO love to encourage others on the blogs–except when I’m exhausted; those are the days I just “Like”… πŸ™‚ See you later, whenever “tomorrow” is πŸ™‚

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