Friday, August 19, 2011

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain!

If I make the lashes dark
And the eyes more bright
And the lips more scarlet,
Or ask if all be right
From mirror after mirror,
No vanity's displayed:
I'm looking for the face I had
Before the world was made.

Before I begin to wrong anyone by my utterances and before anyone form a view about my deliquescent views, no matter how right or wrong it might be, I’ll just say, if you think it is for you, then it is for you.
O Beautiful Ladies, you confuse me to the core. It hurts me to see those dark circles under your eyes due to the life of a mule in the corporate that you chose to live in a bid to outdo others. It isn’t right that you sacrifice the vital hours of sleep and strain those beautiful eyes. This just isn’t fair. And yet you say you enjoy what you do, and I am silenced.
Still, I won’t like you sitting in one place doing nothing and adding layers of fat little by little, on body and in brain, day by day. No, I don’t want you to let your beauty while away, the innate beauty.
No, I don’t have any problem with you working, or doing household work with equal dexterity, and trust me, I’d want to help a few of you, a very few. Please do. But then I wonder if beauty was to be kept unused in this way then what is it meant for anyway? Acknowledge it? What then?
You confuse me inside out.

What if I look upon a man
As though on my beloved,
And my blood be cold the while
And my heart unmoved?
Why should he think me cruel
Or that he is betrayed?
I'd have him love the thing that was
before the world was made.
~ William Butler Yeats 

I am not done yet.


Sadiya Merchant said...

baffles me hw anybody can b so well read.
also ur write up is clearly not for me cos main to kuch productiv kaam karti hi nahi! :o

cute :)

the other side of me said...

Nice and ...and yes I guess you're not done yet:P

and lovely poem too :):)

Ph_ said...

Very nice =)

Wings of Harmony said...

Since you mentioned you are not done yet...I am eager to see what next.

PS: You have heard this a million times...but I must say it again...You write beautifully. Blessed Be! :)

SEPO said...

m glad, at;east something confuses you!

Subhrashis Adhikari said... are not the only one to get confused by beautiful ladies, or ladies rather...

Chandana said...

Mr. Blasphemous Aesthete is baffled? Now that's a first.. or maybe it isn't! I wouldn't know :)
These kind of posts always leave me wondering as to what or who inspired you to write it... But don't get me wrong.. I am not asking. Just wondering :) Call it my ever-present curiosity as to how human brain works....

As always... very nicely written... and Since you said you are not done yet, i'll wait before i comment further!

Red Handed said...

Now i am craving for the next one.It amazing the way you keep us reading. I dont even feel like skipping a word or two.
You write exceptionally well!

Sarah malik said...

the openening lines are charismatic first of all =)
and 'a thing of beauty is a joy forever' u cant help but acknowledge it in all walks of life and at all points of time..isnt it?


tarunima said...

lovely poem:)
Waiting to read the complete thing..:)
I hope this confusion clears :P

PhilO♥ said...

The title. The starting. The content. A very interesting read.

Whatever you come up with, is always something different :)
Can't wait to read more!
I loved the quote :)

Saru Singhal said...

Nicely written and waiting for what's in store...:)

Punam said...

Anshul, you always always invariably manage to amaze me with your writings. All the lovely ladies are bound to be flattered by what you wrote to them - It is such a fresh take on the whole concept of 'caring' and I can see how you are able to address the whole lot, instead of jjust one. :)
"I am not done yet"??? Interesting. Waiting for the next part.

Simran said...

Interesting post :)

Unknown said...

Nice. And even I am not done yet, when is the sequel comin' ? ;)

Love, Risha :)

Unknown said...

but not all working busy women neglect their beauty...
n the same can be said of handsome men, they begin to grow fat/bald/moody when stuck in a rut. :P
Though i love the way this is written and am waiting to read the next part, like everyone else.

Miss D said...

I am glad you aren't done yet.
Cuz I want to read so much more! :D

Soumya said...

Absolutely loved the title.

Apart from the dark circles under the eyes and the fat around the bones, it seemed me alright :P

Eagerly waiting for the next one :)

Aayushi Mehta said...

I like this article and very interesting point of view. Waiting to read more.

Rooj Siddiqui said...

Another amazing piece of writing. Loved the poem!

Craving for more already :)

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

phir aap isko kuch time baad padhna, jab kuch productive karne lago, theek hai? :D

@other side
No I am not. Thank You :)


Since I've said I am not done yet, this does not ensure that I'd write what I am to do next. Maybe I announce it over a table :P

Oh it's just the tip of the iceberg :P


I would have told you, had you asked just once. But now the opportunity is gone :P

@Red Handed
Alas, there is no next one intended.

What after that, it wasn't just meant for acknowledging.

Then you might have to wait for a looooooong time.

Thank You :)

Store has clearance sale :P

Thank You, but did I address anything more than two aspects?

Thank You :)

You roll it out :)

No, they don't. And make up can always cover up things, I am talking about natural things.


It's from a song, yet again.

Thank You :)

Rià said...

Amazing....ur posts always surprise me! and yes u r not done yet! :P

Lilangel said...

Moi posted the comment on FB :)

Guess i read it wrong on the sequel part..the post was good as always :)

Aashayein said...

Where do you read all these poems from?You have one for every situation...I just love them!
Write doubt its nice!
waiting for the next!

Ezazi said...







Tanvi said...

I think it is right...But then we have to strike a balance... I am sure you aren't done yet :P Nice one :)


Kalyan said...

lovely lines...something to ponder about!

nidhi said...

interesting..very interesting ..waiting to read more :)...and dark circle around eyes and fat :D...hahaha
liked it

Jyoti Mishra said...

Ladies gives confusion to your mind... but I think "confusion" is the term used when the thing goes above your head or it is beyond you to understand.

Don't think too much about it
It happens with every one LOL

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Hopelessly Flawed said...

may be some of us don't believe in that kind of beauty anymore :)

we look so hard for guys we want to be with and end up and becoming those guys ourselves.

each to her own..we all have our different reasons...adds to the mystery.

stay baffled!!!

Unknown said...

How do you manage to pull out different topics so beautifully. An amazing blogger I have seen in you, keep up the GREAT work Anshul :)

The Enchantress said...

I just loved this piece of work...Its worth giving a thought..

The world has made the life of women easier or a question worth asking ?

Great !! Its something only a genuine soul would think about....

nil said...

You baffle me,indeed. And so, I read more and more of You, Blasphemous.

Enough said .. :)

A grain of sand said...

like the thought behind it :)

Suruchi said...

Oh god...who dareth confused thou? And when you mentioned adding layers and layers of fat I almost jumped up thinking it was me-but then so much mentioning of beauty brought back the reality check:-)

Waise beauty in a way is meant to I guess mission accomplished;-)

Welcome back-how was the break and where had u been?

Tweety said...

Ahhh Anshul I am just finishing btech next year and I plan to join the so called corporate world...And reading this, you make me once again think do I really have to??
But loved the beauty you portrayed here :) :)

Angel said...

From start to finish , it's really Beautiful ! Ladies are really complicated ones ,don't be confused!

Confused Soul said...

Wow that's an amazing post... Loved every bit of it! Women can be totally confusing, but once you decode, there's nothing like it :)

P.s. new to your write extremely well! Following :)

maithili said...

Again i m left wondering at your work!
I feel at the end of the day its not the dark circles but the sparkle in our eyes that count! :)

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

The poet has left his mark then. It was a work well done. :)

Thank You :)

That you did :)

Let's say, beautiful bloggers make me read them. :)

Unfortunately, there is no next planned as of now. :)
Thank You.

:) I am not, but I might not say.

Thank You and welcome here.


Yes, the concept of beauty and its true worth still goes over my head, either the explanations offered are flawed, or my head has an open tunnel, end to end. :P

Have all the men you want, but don't let go of the meanings of that beauty either, its for your eyes only :)

Thank You, you tried to connect lines where I tended to keep them as dots.

Thank You, and about that true soul part, I'd better be away, why? I'll let you know sometime :)


@Grain of Sand
And what is the thought?

Perhaps you underestimate yourself. But maybe the mission is really accomplished, but what good would anyone get from confusing me, my knees are strong :P
I had been moving, sort of :)

Do give it a thought :)

At one end you say they are complicated, on the other you ask me not to get confused. I am confused already :P

@Confused Soul
Welcome here :)

And what about at the starting of the day when she wakes up? :P

Prateek Bagri said...

You're not alone Anshul. They baffle me too. Let's see who's next.

Megha said...

hmmmm......m confused too....thinking who's the inspiration behind this post...meaybe that'll b clear in next post :)

Nice read :)

Purba said...

Not everyone gives importance to their beauty. Some are on a mission to reach for the stars. Let them.

Punam said...

@Anshul: Just two aspects but don't they sum it all up?

"But then I wonder if beauty was to be kept unused in this way then what is it meant for anyway?" - Tani is beautiful, Anshul.

Beauty is meant for nothing, and for everything, for as they say,

the way you saw beauty in this little piece of amazing work, wanting her to take rest and look after her beauty, as well as to assert herself in her corporate world -

beauty does ultimately lie in the eyes of the beholder.

The beholder knows what it's meant for, what its definition to him is, and how he would like to honour it.

Punam :)

Vaisakhi said...

confused??!!??....hmm very intrstin....waitin 4 the next one...hope the confusion is gonna fade then...but neways beautiful women can rattle ur brains always...:P....lovely poem...:)

Sidrah said...

=) I like!

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Sharing is caring. Do let me know if you make any progress :)

There isn't a single woman :)

I wish they knew how starry they are.

That is worth considering, really nice.

There ain't any next, and yeah, the poem is lovely.


Angel said...

@Anshul..hahaha :D

Samadrita said...

Oh well if this is the kind of attitude you'd show towards your own partner, I won't mind marrying you. Not at all. :-P

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AL said...


it was kindda funny :$

And the poem was sweet. Write one for me :P

Unknown said...

I could say the tired eyes reflect the beauty of her indomitable spirit and will.
Beauty does need nurturing but whether the face in the mirror reflection smiles or frowns at her life is what matters in the end

Blasphemous Aesthete said...


Only that I won't decide into these matters until I have some idea of what to do with the Beauty. :P

Then funny it is :P

I didn't say tired, but surely over worked and overtaxed.
And it's not the mirrors of reflection that I'd care about, but she must see the same reflection in her beloved's eyes too.
And in the end we all die, and we all are peaceful only then. So the end is something I would not look forward to in this case :)

maithili said...

hehe then I think you need to wake up with the kind of woman who would make you overlook the circles and see the world in her eyes ;)

Nasnin Nasser said...

Vow! That was so dense in thought! loved it! Glad to have come to your blog:-)

yasha said...

Ahem Ahem!!you are not done yet?:)I wonder what you have next in store.

I also wanted to inform you that I have been tagged by 'Prgaya Tiwari' for the seven links project.In turn I have linked you for the same. You shall have to review your past blogposts and choose 7 best of your choice. Please see my blog to know more about this.

Chintan said...

:) first time on your blog and i loved what you have posted a bit confused because am thinking about a post i have to work on, when am *sane* will come back...following you now...

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Yeah, I'd like to, but still it is important that she gets rest.

Welcome here :)

Thank You, I will try to do it ASAP, though it is going to be very hard.

Okay, I'll wait :)

Komal said...

"I'm looking for the face I had
Before the world was made"

Well that part totally hijacked me. I tell you what? Even beautiful ladies, which i believe every lady is, are confused about beauty. They still don't know what defines beauty. Beauty is what you define. Beauty is what a man can define to a woman, always. Cause beauty has multiple definitions, depending from man to man.

So, this part was kinda intriguing enough to make me wait for the other part. Applause for the verses. They were indeed beautifully written.

Nitisha said...

"I'm looking for the face I had
Before the world was made"

That resonated beautifully with a number of ideas I hold on true beauty, one that is untouched by superficiality.

Quoting Yeats in the end was a masterstroke. Can't wait to read the next part.

Chintan said...

and yeah after i went from this blog, i posted on FGM/C...sigh that was i have regained my sanity and hence am back :)

Anonymous said...

We try and balance things because the world is no more as it used to be when those lines were written. Right? :)

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

True, it has not one definition but many, one for everyone :)

Thank You, but there is no next part :)

Welcome then, welcome here :)

True, the world isn't the same, but the lines are still resonating deep, and I am still confused. :)

Fatima said...

Complete it or have you already done it and I'm super late ??

The whole post is beautiful and the lines exceptionally beautiful..
surprised you writing this :)

Take care.

Minal said...

Do not bother- women are themselves a confused lot. We want it all.

Beyond Horizon said...

How about working and still be beautiful inside and out? :)

That's the way it is now...working inspite of all the worries. and confused? lets see how you continue...

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

Beautiful poem :)
But, beauty is present in dark circles also, The Real beauty!

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