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… and she smiled

February 21, 2011

An ordinary day, it was,

The same old coffee, minus conversations,

Plus some cookies,

And a painting on the wall that’s a mishmash of colours,

Or so it seems at first glance…


Familiar faces, every single day,

Most of them nameless,

And, if with a name, without a persona…

For these were strangers one sees everyday,

Yet one wonders,

If there’s anything to say… usually, nothing.


Of the multitude of faces, yours seemed special,

Ethereal beauty carved on a corporeal canvas,

One admires it from a distance

Lest it be spoilt by a closer rendezvous,

Silence is the key, stolen glances the prize,


The day, ordinary as it was,

Turned magical in a moment,

Amused, you looked me in the eye,

And smiling ever so gently,

You said your ‘good bye’


That was the moment, the only one,

Where, ever so briefly, we connected,

I probably won’t see you again,

In my memory though, that brief moment remains,

And your eyes,

For which no mortal’s metaphor shall suffice,

I saw a twinkle in there,

A sparkle as from the waves gleaming in the morning sunshine


That I didn’t know the ‘you’ behind the smile,

Doesn’t matter,

What matters for now, and for times to come,

Is that beautiful moment, etched in time…


P.S. Your smile was the most beautiful thing to have happened to me in a long time 🙂

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2011 7:23 pm


    • Shashanka Kundu permalink
      February 21, 2011 9:53 pm

      Interestingly put.. but appeared to portray a very common experience.. 🙂

      • ravithekavi permalink*
        February 22, 2011 3:09 pm

        doesn’t happen to me everyday 😉

      • ravithekavi permalink*
        February 22, 2011 3:16 pm

        of course, i omitted some ‘details’, there’s a back-story there :p

  2. Simi permalink
    February 24, 2011 2:57 pm

    wat be the backstory then rdk?

    • ravithekavi permalink*
      February 25, 2011 7:26 pm

      nothing really 😛

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