Post-Valentine’s Day Sonnet (with audio recording)

I think I’m letting go of the unsettling past

with every tick and tock of the old clock, with each 

sweet, precious moment spent with you. I’m holding fast 

to rhythms, patterns, and things I’d deemed out of reach; 

songs, sequences, and echoes promising much more

than dying haunts — the yellowing grass and spoilt mead.

I hope this lasts, and I don’t walk ennui’s cold shore

again with its monotonous tone and slow speed. 

Once everything came crashing down and angst and pain 

were all I knew. Uneven planes and eldritch screams 

made sure I lost my sanity and peace lay slain 

by fate’s hand with all my hopes, purposes, and dreams.

But day by day, time with you has its wonders and proves true

these thoughts that echo that I might just be in love with you.

I posted this yesterday on my other blog, Just a writer. I thought I’d post it again here with an audio recording. I don’t normally read my poems aloud. So don’t bite!

19 responses to “Post-Valentine’s Day Sonnet (with audio recording)”

  1. Still so beautiful! Gorgeous writing and very lovely reading! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much my dear friend ❤️ I hope you’re well today.

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      1. I am well today, I sure hope you are too sweet friend ❤️

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      2. I’m better. Thanks for asking ❤️I just sent you an email too.

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  2. Beautifully expressed and touching ✨

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    1. Thank you very much 😊

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      1. You welcome.. 🤍

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  3. I have recorded myself reciting poetry more than a hundred times during the last two days and I’ve deleted them all. They were horrible. How do you read so well?

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    1. I think the thing with recording stuff is to first just talk into the microphone. Just record yourself having a conversation. On my old blog, I posted a few conversations when I was too lazy to write lol. The reading bit will come. It’s easier for smaller poems though. I’ve gone through stages where I had to delete my recordings too. I think I was lucky to read this poem properly this time.

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      1. I’ll try again when I’m less hoarse. I overdid it…

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  4. I love your poem, and I love your reading. I also really like your calm voice reading the sonnet.

    Are you going to keep doing the reading thing? It’s great.☺️

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words 😊. I don’t think I’ll do it for all my future poems, but I might do it now and then, when I get the courage.

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  5. Very quiet and gentle, Nitin. And exquisite.

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    1. Thank you very much Bruce.

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  6. I love how you read beautiful

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    1. Thank you so much 😊

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    1. Thank you very much JYP 😊


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Ordinary Person is a guy who likes to write. He writes fiction, essays, poems and other stuff.


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