Thursday, October 28, 2010

To let go

I let go of my wisdom tooth yesterday. It kept bothering me for many days now. The dentist mentioned that it would be best to get it removed, else there might be chances of developing an infection.
The experince was almost next to a nightmare, no not the pain, but the unstoppable bleeding for almost 7 hours. I cried and cried and called the dentist who kept asking me to change cotton. I finished the complete cotton roll. Finally the dentist called me back and used gelatin to help clotting (DO NOT CLICK THE LINK UNLESS YOU ARE A BRAVE HEART)
The bleeding significantly reduced. Blame it on my thin blood. Argghhh I dont know. The only thing that's bothering me now is the antibiotics that I need to take for 5 days.
So much so for letting go.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Clenched Soul, by Pablo Neruda

We have lost even this twilight.
No one saw us this evening hand in hand
while the blue night dropped on the world.

I have seen from my window
the fiesta of sunset in the distant mountain tops.

Sometimes a piece of sun
burned like a coin in my hand.

I remembered you with my soul clenched
in that sadness of mine that you know.

Where were you then?
Who else was there?
Saying what?
Why will the whole of love come on me suddenly
when I am sad and feel you are far away?

The book fell that always closed at twilight
and my blue sweater rolled like a hurt dog at my feet.

Always, always you recede through the evenings
toward the twilight erasing statues.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever

From John Keats' epic poem, Endymion, 1818:

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.