White noise is a random signal (or process) with a flat power spectral density. In other words, the signal's power spectral density has equal power in any band, at any center frequency, having a given bandwidth. White noise is considered analogous to white light which contains all frequencies.

Who am I?

Neo-hippie cinephile. Follower of the great Jim Morrison who once said "If the doors of perception are cleansed, everything would appear to man as it truly is, infinite."

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Vermilion

I am nervous as a schoolboy
Just before a significant test.
And I don't know why
A melancholic tune keeps nagging my head.
You hold me with your steady stare
And send me into fits of uncontrollable coughing
With copious passive smoke
From your guiltily lit yet necessary Marlboro Light
On a windy balcony with the backdrop of a hopeful, almost vermilion horizon.

Needless apologies follow
That only heighten the tension;
That take me back to furtive farewell hugs
In dirty San Francisco back alleys.
Suddenly you ask me my favorite color
Waking me from my reverie.
After unprecedented moments of thought
I realize it is the grayness of a cloudy sky
That touches me most.

I have made up my mind
To let the gray rain clouds shower today
After growling, contained thunder for so long.
Then you nonchalantly rest the back of your head against me
And tell me about your virtuous woman
And the sunset at your last holiday together
And how she adores bright vermilion
For the passion it brings into your lives
As we watch the sun set on my frozen gray lips.

2/18/2008

9 comments:

Mita Mausi said...

this is CRAP. lines are not rhyming.

Mita Mausi

ArSENik said...

Oh sorry! Will get it authorized by you the next time I write poetry.

m2dee said...

Beautiful lines...

ArSENik said...

Thanks

Al said...

Respected Sir,

can you please translate this poem into english?

Sincerely,

Al S.C.

WHAT'S IN A NAME ? said...

very well written.

ArSENik said...

@WIAN: Thanku thanku.

Strip Club Al said...

sorry, i don't understand how poetry can be appreciated. I don't see how anyone but the poet can actually understand the meaning and significance of this poem.

I read your poem again today, and I still don't understand what's going on.

I hope my raja senistic criticism of your poem does not prevent me from getting a copy of Moonlight

I rest my case,
Strip Club Al

ArSENik said...

Lol. I don't know man. It's magic or some such Voodoo shit :) You see, there are two types of people in this world my friend - ones who don't understand poetry and the ones who act like they do ;) A part of the charm is that you deduce your own meanings, which may even add to the poet's, thus enriching the piece.

I used to consider Raja Sen a whore, but his last review of Jodha Akbar is altruistically accurate.

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