Wednesday, April 07, 2021

F - The Fog


Outside the window
After a long time
I happened to glimpse 
At the fog that had set in
And like everyone else, in vain 
Tried to capture it 
Yet once again
The dense mist 
Suspended away
Ever so delicately 
In the midst of thin air
Neither held down
Nor effaced 
It kept floating away
Unruffled by the haze
Little did it care
If it was reckoned 
As just another of those
Euphemisms to reality
Or regarded as an illusionary veil 
Into which the bygones camouflaged
Neither it seemed to matter
If it left behind a saga to entail 
Or even a token of remembrance 
Unshackled by the common rigmarole 
Effortlessly it rose
And drifted away gracefully 
To particularly nowhere
Leaving behind 
Only its essence
As a legacy
If at all, to reminisce

PS : This post is posted as part of #BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge for the letter F. 
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April #NaPoWriMo2021 and #ArtoonsInnPoetryParlour


deepti menon said...

What an evocative poem, Ira! It symbolizes the delicacy of the fog.

Tomichan Matheikal said...

The fog is at once illusion and reality!

Namratha said...

Beautiful words.. For some reason left me with a longing

Deepa Gopal said...

Loved it, Ira! The voice of the Fog is fabulous. It does have a Zen-like tone to it!

Anita Sabat said...

So true, Ira! Fog does disappear & yet leaves its legacy :)

Freshdaisiesdotme said...

The legacy of the fog was thought provoking!! It flowed through me and I could feel the lingering effect!

my space said...

Beautiful-effortlessly it rose and gracefully....what imagery!

Purba chakraborty said...

What beautiful imagery! And the poem flowed like a river. Beautiful and profound!

Srivalli Rekha said...

Such an evocative poem, girl. I love fog and mist. They are foreboding yet soothing.

Durga Prasad Dash said...

Like the fog your poem has a mysterious beauty.

Sonia Dogra said...

Absolutely stunning Ira. You left me quite a few takeaways...
And drifted away gracefully
To particularly nowhere...
A thousand emotions in these two lines.