‘ABSENCE’ — A POEM BY ELIZABETH JENNINGS !

‘ABSENCE’

by Elizabeth Jennings

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I visited the place where we last met.
Nothing was changed, the gardens were well-tended,
The fountains sprayed their usual steady jet;
There was no sign that anything had ended
And nothing to instruct me to forget.
The thoughtless birds that shook out of the trees,
Singing an ecstasy I could not share,
Played cunning in my thoughts. Surely in these
Pleasures there could not be a pain to bear
Or any discord shake the level breeze.
It was because the place was just the same
That made your absence seem a savage force,
For under all the gentleness there came
An earthquake tremor: Fountain, birds and grass
Were shaken by my thinking of your name.

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MY MUSINGS :-

‘ABSENCE’ IS A LOVELY POEM BY ELIZABETH JENNINGS AND IT IS A RECOLLECTION OF PAST TIME OR FOND-MEMORIES-GONE-BY !

The Poet Revisits The Garden Where She Had Met Her Lover The Last Time And Due To A Powerful Gusts of Flashbacks She Recreates The Scenes n Sights of The Last Meet And That Is So Overpowering That She Doesn’t Find Any Difference In The Physical Ambience of The Place And Declares That As The Same That She Had Felt When They Met The Last !

But, The Stupor of Love , Breaks As We Proceed Through The Poem ! The Poet Takes A Leap of Sorts When She Concludes That Everything Has Changed In Its Essence, Howsoever A Physical Scrutiny of The Meeting Ground Gives Evidences To The Contrary !

It Is The All-Pervasive Absence of The Lover That Makes All The Difference When The Poet Smells A Biting Sense of Loss And Declares The Garden Now As Merely The Ruins of The Past !
The Overwhelming Sense of This Absence of The Lover Is Compared To An Earthquake Whose Tremors Have Shattered Every Possibility of Normalcy In Sight !
The Ruins Of Past Rupture The Re-union, If Any Could Even Be Fancied For The Time Being !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F,ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
848101.
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