3.2 Free Form
Words by Ria Chauhan
A postmodern poem about love and silence inspired by a house with green shutters, rented by Van Gogh in Arles.
I think of a flat –
empty, silent, quiet, full
our presence is enough
sitting on a long lazy couch
bare legs that don’t touch
bare hearts that still tangle
glasses empty in the kitchen
with no drinks in them to ease
our minds are intoxication
reading books with strictest gaze
words that stretch across the page
no talking yet we harbour love
looking through radiant windows,
tell me something you’ve told me before
tell me again – never enough
a yellow house, green windows
starry walls and sunlit floors
warm, slow, intense sky blue
I think of a flat, I think of you
Illustration by Ishani Kamat
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About Mysticeti's friends:
Ria Chauhan writes free verse and spends most of her time baking lemon cakes and painting plates.
Ishani Kamat is a textile designer. She loves, materials, graphics and prints.
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