The Room

 

The room was neat.

Books were arranged in the order of their height.

Old, new, worn out and some untouched. A bunch of papers were neatly stacked deliberately next to an ink pen. A journal with frayed edges lay majestically on top of the papers, despite its ancient look.

The bed was neatly made without a single crease and all the pillows were fluffed up and the sheets were fresh and crisp.

The windows were open and the delicate lace curtain danced a little as a very gentle breeze blew in.

 

Everything about the room seemed perfect, except one little detail that didn’t seem to fit in.

In the corner of the room was a rickety stool that could have very easily belonged in a recycling place.

On the stool was a candle burning in a soft yellow glow.

With the smallest breeze that entered the room, the flame swayed and  the shadows of every object obeyed faithfully.

Outside the window the creamy white moon suspended in the sky gave out mellowing light that filtered through the window onto the floor. This beautiful sight was suddenly brought to a stop.

Seemingly out of nowhere, an enormous cloud engulfed the moon and the subtle moonlight was gone.

The soft edges of the shadows in the room became sharper as the candle light became brighter. It was a stub now and molten wax spread across the stool and trickled down a bit.

The smaller the stub got, the more furious the flame burned.

It was as if it were fighting a war.

One last time the fiery flame rose before a cold draft from the window extinguished it. The black wick crumbled and settled into the molten wax.

The flame was gone.

The room was dark. It was cold.

Everything remained the same yet so different..

For now there was stillness

Quiet.

-Leha

Soft pastels on paper

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Samuel S. S says:

    Beautifully expressed. Your description is complemented by the candle painted by you. I loved it. Lovely images flashed as I read…….

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  2. abstractfiniteness says:

    This is great! You are very talented, and your art is beautiful. Your poetry evokes vivid imagery 🙂

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you. I am glad you liked it:)

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  3. Mark Samuel says:

    You are so talented Leha. Nicely written. I loved it. I’m comparing your writing to a man’s life in this world. Sometime it is nice and beautiful. Sometime surrounded with troubles… It goes like that and ends with death… Nice painting too… 🌝

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    1. Leha says:

      Wow, I loved your interpretation. Amazing. Thank you for sharing:)

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  4. Sam says:

    This one looks like have experienced living days in such room, I feel m living there, It gives me a feeling that I can’t express in words. Who is the author?

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you. I am the author of this descriptive piece. It has more symbolic meaning than direct.

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  5. Sam says:

    Yeah it does and each one has a vision and assume their own, You have a deep knowledge in skills, I have come across nearly a dozen blogs nd is still going through many talented young creations. Of all those yours is one of my favourites and M waiting to read more and more.

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    1. Leha says:

      I’m grateful for the time you have taken to go through my blog:) I really am thankful for your sincere comments and criticism. I will keep posting more.

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  6. Sam says:

    M seeing someone thanking me even for criticism , You are really a bold person, I don’t know how to thank you. I guess I would thank you by criticizing all your creations to come , lol

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    1. Leha says:

      hahaha, sure. Your criticism is welcome.

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  7. Sam says:

    If you don’t mind, May I know whether you use the name “leha” or is it your real name.

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    1. Leha says:

      Leha is my real name:)

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  8. Sam says:

    Bcoz you might be aware that people use names while working in such

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    1. Leha says:

      Yeah but I choose to use my real name

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  9. Sam says:

    Okay 🙂

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  10. Sam says:

    Do you have any further pages or blog mam?

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    1. Leha says:

      No its just this, my facebook and instagram:)

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  11. Sam says:

    I started following your FB page

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  12. Varad says:

    This was a very atmospheric piece, Leha. Well penned. Cheers.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you for reading Varad !

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  13. Tarang Sinha says:

    ‘Everything remained the same yet so different…’ Yes, light and absence of light — it makes a difference.
    Nice piece of writing, Leha. Unique and well crafted.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much!

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  14. Just beautiful. Kudos for weaving beautiful imagery. Read twice. And I am sure will read again😊

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    1. Leha says:

      Wow I am so glad you liked it 🙂 Thanks so much

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      1. U got a fan Leha😊

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      2. Leha says:

        🙂 🙂 Can you link your site ?? Would love to check it out. I did click on the url here

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  15. Leha, it’s so beautifully expressed ,so complicated yet so simple.And your art is great

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much!

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