Thursday, January 25, 2007


Beauty lies-
In those hands- tiny, yet strong;
wailing and crying out for help
wrapped in those dirty pieces of cloth-
left out to rot inside trash
with vegetable and faecal matter-
In those hands- in that cry.

Beauty lies-
In those eyes, shrunk due to tears;
clothes- that hid almost nothing
hands that tried to hide bruises
vaccant eyes, lost in search of help
A body that failed to work
In those eyes- in those tears.

Beauty lies-
In those silver hairs, soft and dry;
wrinkles that ornamented the skin
eyes that tried to recognise things
And awaited the moment of eternal peace;
cherishing her breath till her last inhalation-
In her thoughts- in her pain.


Tuhin said...

Liked the way you signified 'Beauty' in 3 stages. Seems simple but very complex when one tries to read between the lines.

Good One...Keep it up


shammu... said...

beautiful description for beauty!


Matangi Mawley said...

@tuhin and shammu...

thnk u so much..

Dheepikaa B said...

Hi Matangi!

This is my first visit to your blog.

I found the intensity of your poetry on beauty very endearing. The description was simple like someone had said earlier, and reminds one of the hard shackles of life that we most often are ignorant to. And, most often are ignorant to the beauty in it also, perhaps.

Matangi Mawley said...

@ dheepika

thank u so much!

Srividya said...

hi matangi

dheepikaa is a very good friend of mine! and she has commented on your poetry...

i think u r poignant and yet use simple words! great job lady!

dint know u were a poet!


Matangi Mawley said...

@ srividya

hey thnx a lot!

my inner world said...

never saw beauty in this perspective, i guess it changed my mind and you have certainly written beautifully.:)

Matangi Mawley said...

@inner world...
thnk u!

Kartz said...

Quite the difference indeed (from what I had written).. :) Wonderful!

A clarification... Is it correct to use 'hairs'? U've just made me curious... Cos, the plural for countable hair is hairs. One hair, two hairs. But while referring to a collection of hair, it is hair again.

So... I think it is appropriate... Or is it... Now there! U made me think too much..! ;)

Matangi Mawley said...

@ kartz..

:) thnk u! n yes! i didnt notice.. think i shd edit it..

Matangi Mawley said...

hairs could b used kartz.. saw tht smewhere on eng usage..