The stream

A broken heart,
Bleeds tears.
But it’s those
Under her eyes,
That fascinate me
The most.
How they crash
Onto her skin
From the ocean
Of her eyes.
Raindrops,
From the storms
Within her.
How they glisten
Like a stream
In the fall.
Only a stream:
Is full of water.
Her tears:
Full of words.
Words:
That weave poetry,
As they trickle.
Down her chin.
Into the etchings,
Of my palms.

ยฉ Shanyu Bihani 2020

This is a follow-up poem to my favourite poems of all time; ‘The Cache’. Check it out here.

63 Comments Add yours

  1. S.D. McKinley says:

    I really appreciate this one. Keep writing from S.D. ๐Ÿค 

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much mate! Cheers.

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  2. Wow! Is this one of your paintings? Wonderful poem. It’s nice to know that not all men are thrown off balance by women’s tears! Empathy is refreshing. โค
    Have a great week, Shanyu!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. Haha! Empathy is refreshing, and so is a new perspective.
      Have a fantastic day.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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      1. Yep, Yep… well deserved!โค๏ธ

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you so much really. I’m beaming.

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      3. Youโ€™re so welcome!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•

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  3. Wow. Wish I could think like you. Like all your poems, this one is also beautifully crafted. The comparisons drawn, choice of words and flow of thought makes your poetry so mesmerising.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow! You really know how to make a poet smile! Thank you so much for these wonderful words. It really means so much. Can’t wait to see more of you!

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  4. vintageblack says:

    This is beautiful. Both poems are

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. Really grateful.

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      1. vintageblack says:

        you are very welcome, Shanyu.

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  5. god this is amazingly written, wow… I really love it โค

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Whoa! Thank you so very much mate!

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  6. Disha Tandon says:

    I really admire your writing style!!

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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  7. That was beautifully crafted poem so full of meaning ! Love it ,Shanu โค๏ธ

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    1. Pl read Shanyu in place of Shanu๐Ÿ˜Œ

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      1. Shanyu says:

        Yup. Auto corrects๐Ÿ˜Š

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    2. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. It is a truly wonderful thing to hear.

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  8. Glad to know this ๐Ÿ‘

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  9. Splendid poem, my dearest Shanyu.
    Tears of beauty fall from your words and set in my soul. Mesmerized, my soul waves at you.
    You are a wonderful poet.
    Sending you love and cinnamon rolls.
    xoxo

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. Wow! This might be my favourite comment of yours.
      You are a wonderful poet and friend.
      Thank you so much for the cinnamon rolls. You know how to make me happy.

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      1. My pleasure Shanyu. The poem is exceptional. I am glad you liked the cinnamon rolls ๐Ÿ™‚ I can send you more ๐Ÿ™‚
        Love
        G.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Again, thank you so much. I can’t wait for them to arrive.

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      3. ๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿก

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  10. Woody says:

    Well done mate. A weeping river or maybe just one lonely tear rolling free. Usually results from grim pain but also sometimes from great joy, Either way our powerful feelings released together in a glistening beautiful stream.
    This year has not been my year for writing. Work and injury and pain have conspired against my efforts but I’m trying and won’t give up. When time permits I will remember to share and will never forget the great influence of talented writers like you.

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  11. Yiena says:

    Wonderful work dear~๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™ˆ

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you. Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yiena says:

        No need dear~๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’•

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  12. Beautifully written โ™ฅ

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much!

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      1. Athira says:

        Most welcome

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  13. This post is great! Keep up the good work!

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend(s) have a wonderful day.

      Like

  14. This is a fascinating exploration of tears! The lines “Raindrops,/From the storms/Within her” really hit home. I’ve certainly experienced tears that way.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. I’m so grateful for your kind words and appreciation. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. Have a fantastic day.

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  15. Secrets says:

    Truly touching words Shanyu… a beautiful heart-aching piece.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Dearest friend, thank you so very much. I’m so glad you like the piece. Thank you so much for writing the kind words and taking the time to read. I am truly grateful. Cheers.

      Like

  16. aruna3 says:

    Most emotional poem.most lovely ,dear!!๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dear friend. Have a fantastic day.

      Like

      1. aruna3 says:

        You are most welcome,dear!! Happy Christmas day.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you so much. I hope your Christmas was wonderful.

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      3. aruna3 says:

        Yeah.most enjoy.most welcome you
        ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

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  17. Kally says:

    This is so lovely.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much K! Your words mean a lot. Thank you for stopping by. Cheers.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kally says:

        May you have a wonderful and beautiful Christmas with your loved ones.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you so very much friend. How was your Christmas?

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Kally says:

        Christmas is a quiet one for us this year since we unable to go home to our family. But all the same, we are glad to be together.

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      4. Shanyu says:

        This year is hard indeed. But I guess we keep moving on. Happy New year.

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much.

      Like

  18. besondersite says:

    Deeply touching poem. Loved it! โœจ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving this really kind comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Nice poem, nice painting.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am really grateful.

      Like

  20. sakshisoni says:

    Amazing!๐Ÿ˜„โœจ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thanks so much.

      Like

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