A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)



Hi, I murmur.

Hmmmm, you softly groan.

Had a good day? I ask.

It’s better now, you assure me.

Ahan? I tease, Why is that?

You know! He chuckles.

Not really! I prevaricate, Tell me, na!

Mmmm, just that quiet note, smilingly.

Well? I persist, childlike.

For this is no less a game
A Hide-and-seek of utterance!

You’re there, I’m here.
But today, I’m e e cummings
And I carry your heart in me!

Purr-feckt, I say.

And yet, I add

And yet, he picks it up
The day can get better
If you’ll just open the door!

What else is left to say?



5 April, 2015

Day#5 of #NaPoWriMo 🙂
Touché is a favourite word that I don’t use enough 🙂

e.e.cummings is poet extraordinaire, and one of my personal favourites is his “i carry your heart with me…” poem

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

7 thoughts on “Touché

  1. A poem titled ‘Touche’
    Is our quota for today
    For compliments she fishes
    For open doors he wishes
    And Cummings takes her heart away!

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  2. Just wanted to say, “i carry your heart……” is one of my favourites too! A love poem, where its freshness lies not only in its message, but also its quirky punctuation…..:)

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    • That is a beautiful summing up of cummings’ verse, Malavika! Thank you!
      P.S. Why don’t you add your blog url to the website you are asked for when you write in the comment? Or log into WordPress, and then comment with your WordPress id 🙂 Would love for others to discover your blog, as and when you update it 🙂


  3. Whoosh this just blew me away
    and to this excellent word play,
    What else can I say?
    except maybe….. touché.

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