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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Love at First Smell

Pheromones are the reason for love at first sight...or is it love at first smell?



Across the hall the eyes meet
Locked as if frozen stuck
The view blurs all around
And time flees in freefall
As the focus zooms in
To the appearance, voice,
The gestures and smell.

They move forward prod
As if by an unseen hand
Till there they stood
Lost in the sea of humanity
With a cyclone rising in them
That threatened to drown
Them in the whirlpool
Of a swirling universe.

“He smells divine,
As divine as he looks”
As disorder hits a nerve,
“Why do I believe
I will cease to be
If not with him?”
Is he the faceless stranger
Who waits around the corner
In her lonely dreams?
 “It is he!” she whispered with
Her heart now in her throat,
Is she in control of herself
As her heart beats fast
And her thoughts gallop?

Asudden they started talking
Words blurted out in animation
Incomplete sentences
That made no sense at all
And came the giggles
And then the candid laughter
As the rising warmth
Broke the ice and the distance.

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22 COMMENTS:

Prateek said...

Haha, I'm the first to comment!

I think pheromones are so overrated, we are not insects!

Lazy Pineapple said...

Your poem reminds me of countless hindi movie scenes when the heroine meets the hero....oo lala

fireworks and magic or pheromones :)

Purba said...

"To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten"

Journomuse said...

Do pheromones actually work? I think a great cologne works miracles...pheromones just remind me of those lusty malayalam descriptions in old classics..Can't say I have read them in Malayalam, but the English translations tend to suggest that the Malayali love machine works primarily on pheromones...I don't know why I still doubt it..:)

Nalini Hebbar said...

Do read the links I provided in

'Pheromones are the reason for love at first sight...or is it love at first smell?'

I think its scientifically proven.

Farila said...

I think it was Musk after shave that did me .. ;)

Hari said...

I wish I had this information when I was in college ... all the missed opportunities :)

We value your suggestions. said...

Nice poem Nalini.

Sachin Arya said...

For a moment, I thought I am watching them too closely...

You set it up nicely...I loved it!

ViShaL said...

Good one Nalini...Lovely:)

Chatterbox said...

Wonderful work Nalini :)

Keep up the good work!

Cheers!!

Sourcebound said...

maybe all meeting are planned in advance by the string puller, ah there i go again the freewill v/s destiny crap

D2 said...

Nice poem.
Pheromones do work don't they?
We are indeed like insects!

bakwaasbybiswas said...

Nice poem! :)
Do you normally write in free verse?

indianhomemaker said...

Love or a massive crush or the beginning of a relationship - I think ofcourse it can happen at first sight. May or may not last.

dattaabhishek said...

Phermones... a nice concept to write a poem on... quite scientific I must admit...

Brijendra Singh... (बिरजू, برجو) said...

pure feelings..nicely phrased.. :)

a-journey-2 said...

Really liked the way you delivered the moments lived up by the couple. extraordinary work especially the last 8 lines.
Did read the scientific link about Pheromones. Its great reading your blog.

--Mayank

Hemant said...

Lost in the sea of humanity
With a cyclone rising in them
That threatened to drown
Them in the whirlpool

Loved these lines....awesome

Shaifali said...

Lovely lines Nalini-
“Why do I believe
I will cease to be
If not with him?”

Well...Love I think is pre-destined and it knocks when you don't know it can knock...totally unaware..and its then forever lovely.
You write very well.

I will be coming back to read more.
-Shaifali
http://guptashaifali.blogspot.com

Ranj said...

Hey, it's lovely. Hmmm typical of what happens and how it feels....hmmm....

Mohd Ehtesham said...

Lost in the sea of humanity
With a cyclone rising in them
That threatened to drown
Them in the whirlpool
Of a swirling universe.

These lines are the ones which completely took over my senses for a while..!

Marvelously done..! I am destined to be glued to your blog now.

http://etherealpoetry.blogspot.com/