This has been one of the few verse poems that I have created...Composed just after reading 'Great Expectations' when I was greatly moved by the character of Miss Havisham...You might find her traces here...
The air was filled with a melodious tune
And the dark walls showed flickering of many flames
I entered the parlour, quietly, my heart beating fast!
And there he sat, with his violin, waiting for me
I looked into his eyes, which spoke of love eternal
As I felt a shiver through my spines
We had just exchanged vows till death do us part
And I looked forward to our first night together
The fire crackled noisily as I pushed in more woods
Hiding my flushed face from him
He held my hands to his lips
Whispering sweet nothings into me
Promises of forever love----which I yearned for so long
Praises for my blue eyes and black hair,
Soft voice and red lips----and then my heart ached.
A sudden gush of cold wind intruded into my thoughts
I shivered as I turned -- no one’s there
I stood alone in the dark room in eerie silence
I strained my tired ears--- no tune was heard
I looked beyond the Cimmerian darkness
The mirror in front revealed an old maid
Grey hair, lined face, trembling lips and a desperate look
I shut my eyes in terror---memories
Of the man shook me from inside
The man who promised but never kept it!
6 days ago