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Two Blackish Fellows (A Poem)

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Two blackish fellows on the canvas
Rest like a tiger–
You may have met them–
remember their fire?

They turn the canvas into rock–
A stairway spotted often–
And never shifts to shock
It’s respondent, until a knock–

They like to play
On the canvas of their host–
Yet when a teenager, on my way–
I painted my canvas each day,
Ignoring the presence of these blackish fellows–
But now when they blink, my heart swallows
The wind they exhaust.

The baptism they do
With their washing hands–
My heart,
Covering its head–
Feels the God’s face.

Several of such fellows
I know, black, brown–
All of them renown.
But none of their host
Can make me lift my hands–
And none can transport
My ecstasy, which expands–
With the white canvas,
every day, I see.

About the Poem ” Two Blackish Fellows”

Well you may find it a bit difficult to be understood. So I will try to make it little easier.

Let’s forget who the speaker is, a male or a female. All you need to do is know the meaning of the symbols that I have used in today’s poem.

So, “blackish fellows” are two eyes on the “canvas“. This canvas is of course a face because they are resting on it like a “tiger”.

There are some symbols whose inferences are from the Bible. That’s why it’s my duty to make them clear. But while doing this, I again won’t explain the whole poem! This is because I want you to interpret it your self. You should relate it your life.

Okay, I will go stanza by stanza:

Stanza 1
Fire – a pure spirit.

Stanza 2
Rock – symbolizes stability.
Stairway – symbolizes a path to reach god.

Stanza 3
Wind – again symbolizes a pure spirit like fire.

Stanza 4
Baptism – symbol of salvation.
Washing hands – symbolizes innocence.
Covering head – symbolizes submission or compelling to obey.
God’s face – a symbol of the presence of divine powers.

Stanza 5
Lift hands – a state of doing prayer or a “namaskar” position out of respect (in this context).

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Two blackish fellows on the canvas
Rest like a tiger–

Search for the romance

These were the biblical symbols which I have used today. I know this poem is not written in simple language. But if poems were simple, anybody can take a pen and make a rhyme. Because of this reason, I wanted to test whether I can go beyond the rhymes.

That’s why I thought to do something different with my poem today. Hope you find a meaning which is relatable to you. It’s because you can find a new aspect of my work.

By the way, let me tell you what if you can relate it. You’re gonna get a quite romantic imagery of a person. For instance, if you have a loved one, then you can also imagine the face of that person.

Alright readers, as I have tried my best to explain the symbols, so rest is up to you!

Thanks for reading. Subscribe for more poems in future. Comment to let me know how was my new attempt, because your opinion means a lot:)

Love,
Mistella ❤️

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2 Comments

  1. This is a splendid piece, Mistella. I love the fact you included an explanation for your readers. With that said, poetry is interpreted by the reader and no two opinions will be the same. Your interpretation of the image is thought-provoking and designing. Well done.

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