Too many times
I have stopped
Too many times
I have thought

Instead of

Saying what
That matters
Saying what
That counts

And now
At this moment
When I suddenly
Your presence
In my heart

Like the whiff of your perfume
Like the taste of your tongue
Like the curve of your smile

I know
For sure that
I love you


Those rides
On the bike
While the evening
Let off its last breath
I remember them

Those wet kisses
In the green room
While time lost
Its temper
I remember them

Those long looks
In dim diners
While love lurked
In our eyes
I remember them

Those warm hugs
On the rock
While the wind
Whispered our names
I remember them

Those silly fights
Over little words
While the days
Crept off the calendar
I remember them too

That last goodbye
On the road
When the sun shone
On our golden tears
I remember the most

24 responses to “Twice”

  1. ellipses_M says:

    Absolutely breathtaking poetry…simple and heartfelt. God Bless 🙂

  2. . : A : . says:

    Strong memories coming out in this one Anil. I found this bit quite evoking,

    “Like the whiff of your perfume
    Like the taste of your tongue
    Like the curve of your smile”

    And of course, the whole of the second bit.

  3. Geetanjali says:

    Sigh — vraiment romantique Anil. Je pense qu’il ya beaucoup des elements personnels dans cette oeuvre…c’est vraiment evocative et belle. J’ai beaucoup aime la pensee des premiers lignes…et biensur le rhythme…

  4. stella says:

    that was gorgeous and beautiful and damn, it hit a chord in me. lovely as always anil.

  5. stella says:

    oh, i apologise for my profanity. 🙂

  6. lorena says:

    wow, that is the one that sticks out the most. the sad memories seem to win over the beautiful memories most of the time when we think of the other. i’m glad for the days i think of only the good ones.
    beautiful poem.

  7. transience says:

    nostalgia. best taken with tea.

  8. gulnaz says:

    ah! that was lovely!
    bitter sweet and beautiful!
    loved it. 🙂

  9. finnegan says:

    This is the antidote to the blazingly hot hot heat hovering over Zurich right now. Lovely.

  10. Mermaid says:

    The last line, though the saddest, was my favorite.

  11. Soulless says:

    Like the taste of your tongue

    See, I had to stop and reread. Heehee. Thank you for saying thus. ^_^

  12. hey! I stumbled onto this, nice new avatar it is, prepare to be added to the link list again.

  13. das says:

    When the sun shone
    On our golden tears
    I remember the most

    This i liked the most.As always i think its the ending that matters the most.and thou are linked.

  14. Mmmm…Like Butter…ur words melted in my mouth.

  15. ellipses_M says:


    Been a pleasure going through your site. Thanks for the comment on mine. Am flattered you liked it…though I think I still have a long way to go. IJ sent me your site add. I should thank him for leading me hither!God bless.

  16. almost an act of eating with words that hold a culinary delight

  17. anil says:

    a warm welcome to the new ones here and thank you so much all of you for your beautiful words….I treasure them, truly…

  18. Love its effect. the memory of those moment trail in our being and it touches us so deeply…Loved your poem

  19. But
    That last goodbye
    On the road
    When the sun shone
    On our golden tears
    I remember the most

    I came back to read this poem again
    So romantic at its own merit

  20. Princessse says:

    Most beautiful and romantic… 🙂 ..the depth and intensity of your words are particularly vivid and engaging! Am glad to have hit upon your site, being a fellow poet and poetry lover myself… 🙂

    Will be back to visit no doubt…

  21. anil says:

    Nasra: thank you once again for appreciating my words and feelings thus…

    Princesse: a warm welcome to you…..nice to have you here and thank you so much for your lovely words….and would love to see you in these parts surely….

  22. SilverMoon says:

    Spun with flowing words evoking all of the senses
    gently, yet profoundly

  23. Anil says:

    SilverMoon: thank you for leaving behind such lovely words…

  24. death says:

    What a killer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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