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

Slivers, Shards and Bliss


To pick a speck
From a mosaic
(This, of existence!)

Is that even possible?

Bliss. That one.
Pure, uncontested.
Revelling in a moment
Lived well.
Drenching in a sudden summer shower.

Rarer than a four-leaf clover
That chances on you
So quickly, it’s gone…
Before you even saw it.

That mosaic
(How I come back to it!)
Never static.
More like a kaleidoscope

Knowing it all to be
Shards of sharp-cornered glass.
Multi-hued, to lend falsehood
Of beauty.
Of life.

So much so,
I drown. Wonder. Yearn.

To shatter it all
Instead of shifting
At each upheaval
To find a prettier picture…

Far easier, to pick a sliver out
Than to hold those shards


If I did.
Dear God.

If I did.

The unreflected light
Would all, all,
Consume me.

12 July, 2015



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 “Slivers, Shards and Bliss

  1. This is beautiful – i love the imagery – and i also like the parallel between the mosaic and the kaleidoscope! So vivid is the imagery of that parallel! That is a master stroke!

    “yearning to shatter it all instead of shifting at each upheaval” – very powerful expression!

    Delighted to read this piece – thank you for writing! 😀

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  2. Is this agony or ecstasy
    Poetry’s apostasy
    I cannot make out which
    Yet admire the way you stitch
    The way, with words, you embroidery!

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  3. The mosaic of life does have some colors, some emotions that are missing or can’t be picked at a time. 🙂 IMHO, the idea of being consumed by light does seem intriguing. 😀

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