Tuesday, August 12, 2008

my perfect pearl

i'm that deep-sea diver
from the legend you've heard of
in your childhood.

who had found the perfect pearl,
the queen of all pearls.

i drank in the sight
to my heart's content
and then threw it back
overboard
in the high seas.

for i couldn't hold it
any longer, it was far too perfect
to be placed in any ring
or adorn any maiden's diadem.

and i would have no reason
to dive any more
for there would be nothing more
to dive for.

so now, i keep diving
to find that perfect pearl again!

7 comments:

Ps said...

Lovely!
And if you do find it again will you throw it back again?

Cuckoo said...

for i couldn't hold it
any longer, it was far too perfect
to be placed in any ring
or adorn any maiden's diadem.
These lines strike a chord somewhere.

Manasi said...

does this mean you love the thrill of "diving to discover" as much as you love the "perfect pearl"? the reason i ask if because another alternative could have been to stop diving altogether and remain in complete harmony with the "perfect pearl". although, as i type, the answer comes to me softly.

to remain truly alive, we need the impetus to keep going back to the source of our inspiration. am i right?

Guruprasad said...

@ manasi : you got it! :)
but its so true, isn't it?

@ cuckoo : hey! thanks for dropping in!

Mia said...

profound. the search for perfection continues...

Suma said...

nice one, yet again...

Vinod said...

so now, i keep diving

to find that perfect pearl again!