Mamihlapinatapei (Lanturne Poem)

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

Eyes
could speak
unspoken,
when your heart was
shy.

So
wordless
My heart felt
when you passed me
by.

This
feel, this
ambiance
Cannot let it
go.

I
know you
feel the same
just too scared to
show.

I
can stare
in your eyes
forever so
still.

For
when eyes
meet unsaid
words expressed with
will.

Not
blinking,
eyes try to
decipher this
tryst.

Search
deep in
my soul, it
is my heart you
kissed


Mamihlapinatapei mean “The wordless,  yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.” This word was suggested by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie prompt #62. Also the poetry format I used is called Lanturne Poem. The Lanturne is a five-line verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one.

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21 thoughts on “Mamihlapinatapei (Lanturne Poem)

  1. Pingback: Unrequited wants | Traces of the Soul

  2. Abhilasha i think you made each stanzas look like a heart right? 🙂
    Beautiful poem and if you don’t mind can i put two lines from surfarosh movie song.i believe you said this in your poem.you say you don’t believe in relationship and all i tell you be carefull from this lovely poem i understood your heart can decieve you 😆

    chukthi aakhon ne bathaya mehakashi kya cheez hai,
    aur wo samjhe nahi ye khamoshi kya cheez hai………………..somewhat similar right?

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