Sunday, November 02, 2008

My hued white

Thrown in, with throngs of others,
Of every hue and color,
She is a silken white,
And a starry-eyed newcomer.

She picks herself up,
Looks around in wonder.
All is swank and grand, until
Things start to get damper.

Sitting cold and crinkled,
She hopes for things to temper.
But a rumble erupts and she's taken for
A toss, a tumble and a twister.

The ride seems never ending
With only tiny pauses for a breather.
She uses those to soak up
Hues from those that charm her.

The ride and the rumble come to a still.
She rests in the flavor
Of her newfound self
Feeling like a proud fighter.

To the tumble she is thankful
Although it brought with it some languor.
It is what made her fresh and clean,
And gave her a rare color.

It amuses me to see
How much the laundering adventure
Of my little white piece
Is like my saga's sampler.

A profound laundering experience
If you think this piece garners,
I must confess - I just needed to justify
The outcome of mixing my whites and my colors :-)

10 comments:

bubbles said...

Ah! the long awaited return of the poetess :-)

I love how you can come up with unique cute thought provoking metaphors!

sandeep said...

Subtle and beautiful,

It is finally the whites and the hues,
the tumble and twister that inspired the poetess.

Very Coolest !

Harini Sridharan said...

Thank you, peoples :D

yes, finally all it took was a small white piece of sock :D

Skylar said...

Nice work with the words..imo, the best poem posted on this blog..:)

Harini Sridharan said...

thanks, skylar!

Haritalk said...

Very Nice !

TripStrips said...

Nice, optimistic view of a messed up laundry! :)

Prabhu Chinnappan said...

Thats a lovely piece, carried the suspense till the end. Good one...

Harini Sridharan said...

Thanks Harish, Srini and Prabhu! :)

Manas_Buddhi said...

sounded like a fairy tale..the princess in distress type.