After You Left Me


It was like falling off a cliff, you walked

Away, leaving me alone by the fountain;

I stood there, sullen, sorrowful; I talked

To myself: “Why does love always end in pain?”

I looked around, I looked beyond. The words

All froze inside my mouth; with darkest eyes,

Closing and opening, I saw some bluebirds

Flying: a slight bliss began to arise

Out of unhappiness, the aching grief.

The birds flew higher and higher, their songs

Echoed in my heart, my soul; in disbelief,

I found myself in them; the temple gongs

Went twice. Like clouds borne by breeze off distant

Hills, I flew higher, almost nonexistent.



Bibek Adhikari

Sonnet by Bibek
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Written on 2018-12-25 at 10:26

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Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Ooh yes, the power of birds. At Coo & Co, we know this well. We enjoyed reading this sonnet, particularly for the narrator's ascent and the sound of the temple gongs. Well done, Bibek :>)

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely done, Bibek.