Monday, June 04, 2007

Lonely Planet

A hand finds that dog-eared page,
clumsily bent at its edge.

The spectacles lodged firmly,
The cat pacified with a bowl of milk,
Mrs. Stenson continues her tour of Italy,
Twenty pages a day.

I got the inspiration for this character from that of Violet Stoneham in 36 Chowringhee Lane (the commonality being a lonely old lady with a cat). I don't like the wallowing in self-pity that loneliness is associated with. I want to view it as an independent stubborn streak.

7 comments:

Sparsh said...

'lonely'(in the title) does not sound too independent though.

The lines somehow appear complete to me.

Parth said...

@Sparsh: The title is a pun, describing the state of the mind and also the name of the book she is reading.

Shreemoyee said...

very nice

shreya said...

very funny!! really...its funny!

ps: i love the idea of it being a "stubborn" streak...

frissko said...

hmm...nice one..

but honestly, i guess bouts of sadness and self-pity would be inevitable accompaniments for loneliness...

i had posted sthing with the same borrowed title a while ago(no pun there though)..not related..or maybe a lil...

Parth said...

@Frissko: Can you post the link to your entry with the same title?

frissko said...

yep...here it is...http://frissko.blogspot.com/2006/02/lonely-planet.html