22.3.11

O Walt Whitman!

"Are you the new person drawn toward me?
To begin with, take warning - I am surely far different from what you suppose;
Do you suppose you will find in me your ideal?
Do you think it so easy to have me become your lover?
Do you think the friendship of me would be unalloy'd satisfaction? Do you think I am trusty and faithful?
Do you see no further than this fa├žade—this smooth and tolerant manner of me?
Do you suppose yourself advancing on real ground toward a real heroic man?
Have you no thought, O dreamer, that it may be all maya, illusion?"

4 comments:

Pareshaan said...

Thanks for the comment - very cool. 2005 seems like ages ago - have deleted and restarted my blog thrice since then and it's never really come back to life. 2005/2006those were it's glory years!!
Yes, it's great to see a fellow blogger still around. FB and Twitter have done a lot of us in.
Take care AB and do well - keep writing.

Pareshaan said...

Are you the girl who wrote that post about the punjabi girl from "Presentation Convent" who wanted to seem erudite by clutching a copy of "A Suitable Boy" real close? This was way back - was it you? Or am I mistaken?

AB said...

Well, 2005 was ages ago!:O I was a mere 25 years old then:-/

Erm I did write about a Punjabi girl at one point for which I got a lot of flak from some nincompoops. But now I shall have to check!:P

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