Touch Wood

An unseasonable lamp
Stays my side,
As rays of the sun
And shimmers of the nights,
Reassuring words of love
With her hands in mine! 

Like the touch of the wind
On a scorching day, 
She is that touch wood
Amidst the decaying logs,
Making space for me to 
not seek more but enjoy the lesser!

Within the narrow lost trails
Of her secret garden,
We dwell deeper 
Unraveling profound mysteries,
Looking out for connections 
And ending up with the strangest everything!
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Inspired by Sadje’s ‘What Do You See Prompt #100’. 

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  1. Nawazish says:

    This is so well written Anisha!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Nawazish!

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  2. Really beautiful and lovely ❤️

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks so much! ❤

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      1. Pleasure is mine ❤️

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  3. Nice one! 👌
    Is it the daughter or the mother who is saying this? Just curious to know.

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you! (:
      Woah! I didn’t think that way before. I wrote it as the words of the daughter, but it works both ways, more like building a beautiful mutual relationship.

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      1. You’re welcome! 😊
        Yes, I agree. Even a constant supporter like the mother needs support sometimes in life, when the daughter can step-up and do the same for her. That’s the line of thought on which I interpreted it.

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        1. Anisha says:

          It’s a beautiful perception and is so true in reality. (:

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  4. besondersite says:

    Beautifully penned, Anisha. Lovely imagery ❤

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Prerna! I’m glad you liked the imagery. ❤

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  5. Its a beautiful read Anisha. I loved how you mix nature and human relations.

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks so much, Yeshu! (:
      That was exactly my intention while writing this verse. I’m so glad you related it along the same lines of connecting nature and human relations!

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      1. And you have beautifully executed your intentions.

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  6. Sadje says:

    Beautifully written Anisha. A journey of discovery. Thanks for joining in

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Mam. Indeed! At times, we just need someone to stay by our side to discover ourselves.
      It’s always a pleasure writing for WDYS prompt. Being your centenary milestone, I didn’t want to miss this. ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        Thanks a lot Anisha

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  7. SamSahana says:

    Oh, what a masterpiece! I’m curious as to what that strange relationship is 🤔 Maybe the girl is adopted? Or a stranger who’s actually related? Atleast that’s how I understood the last 2 lines. So many possibilities.
    Such a lovely lovely poem with a catchy title! 💕

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    1. Anisha says:

      Sahana, that’s a huge compliment. Thanks a ton! I’m so glad you enjoyed this poem, and found the title apt. ❤

      Adopted, or an unestablished relation! Wow! That adds a whole new dimension to this poem. I must thank you again for introducing me to this new perspective. I had just framed it with the thoughts of a companion, preferably with a mother-daughter bond, who support each other’s journey and learn stuff as they explore each other’s lives. With the words ‘strangest everything’, I meant the surprises and shocks that life presents.

      As I’ve told before, you’re a smart cookie. (:

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      1. SamSahana says:

        Now I get what you actually meant! ☺️ It’s more beautiful and authentic than my understanding of that phrase.
        Again, this was a lovely work!

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      2. SamSahana says:

        Btw, hope you’re well. It’s been long! 😃

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        1. Anisha says:

          I’m all good, Sahana. Thanks! Just a bit busy with life. 😀

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  8. Chris Hall says:

    Delightful, Anisha!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Chris!

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