The Nostalgia For Happiness

When they met, she gave him a wistful smile
Laden with the yesterdays spent
On the clouds of heaven filled with joy
When the happiness seemed endless.

On the rim of her eyesย 
The image still sparkling clear remained
And the rustle and swish could be heard
Of her skirt, autumn-coloured.

As they waltzed together around the empty ballroom
Once a drop and then up he did lift
Slow was the music, filled was the wine glass
The music faded into the sugar touch of lips

A touch of lips she had thought would last forever,
But moments die and people change though;
Preserved memories stretch in time
Diminishing the present even more so.

The music fades, and the wine is drunk
A kiss remains nothing but
A heaviness from the past on swollen lips
This she knows, and so does he;

But they let the memory of the dance remain
The nostalgia for happiness
The swish and rustle of an autumn-coloured skirt
And the kiss they thought would never end.

Image Source: Pinterest


19 thoughts on “The Nostalgia For Happiness

  1. Rajlakshmi August 12, 2015 / 9:24 AM

    oh how beautifully you described… one could only wish these moments could stay forever … but time sometimes have different plans


  2. Vinitha Dileep August 12, 2015 / 10:08 AM

    Beautifully woven lines, Sreesha. Just loved it. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Aditi August 12, 2015 / 10:08 AM

    Beautifully penned! Love, how you've used imagery to play with different emotions!


  4. Nabanita August 12, 2015 / 11:54 AM

    Sad beautiful… The sweet and bitter taste of the days that were but are no longer


  5. Sreesha Divakaran August 12, 2015 / 12:07 PM

    Yes, it's sad, isn't it, that time has different plans?
    Thanks for reading, Rajlakshmi! ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Somali K Chakrabarti September 1, 2015 / 1:03 PM

    Shreesha , you have expressed it so beautifully. Memories stay, experience changes, so nostalgia picks up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sri Kri September 1, 2015 / 2:17 PM

    Beautiful expression of the Nostalgia for Happiness.

    Sriram & Krithiga


  8. himanju23 September 2, 2015 / 9:38 AM

    I can feel love in the air Shreesha ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sreesha Diva September 2, 2015 / 9:35 PM

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading!


    • Sreesha Diva September 2, 2015 / 9:36 PM

      Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚


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