Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Actor


The gentle sway of an actor’s brow
The sweat, the tears…and the fierce pride
The subtle hints and twitches
And, a change of mask…for faces often lie

The beauty of every role,
And changing lives like a costume
The romanticism and ugliness…
And, the pain behind the mask…for faces often lie

The desire to reach out
Be bigger than what the stage can be
The whisper carried over like a scream
And, the naturally prepared expressions of the mask…

Oh! The madness, the heroism of it all
The vanity of being the best…
The knowledge of inspired creation…
And, knowing life is but a performance.

Passion and the thunderous applause,
The lines running like blood through his veins
He is the actor and the world’s his stage
He is a mask yet a beautiful face…

5 comments:

Kabya said...

*silence*...for face often lies....another wonderful poem from the master....really wonderfulll

Apeksha said...

"And, knowing life is but a performance." People say its difficult to put beauty in words....but you make it seem like child's play...what lines...what meaning...what portrayal....it hits you...the surface describes an actor....but the depth describes each one of us...performing relentlessly in the dramas of life
"The beauty of every role,
And changing lives like a costume
The romanticism and ugliness…
And, the pain behind the mask…for faces often lie"
....lovely....keep writing

Ritayan said...

Asmita Ghosh to me
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He is the actor and the world’s his stage
He is a mask yet a beautiful face…

i simply love those two lines. in real life that is what we are maybe in many cases...

as far as the poem is concerned, crisp and sharp- which is good :)
and the last stanza is the best.....
guess u went thru a period of not-so-good stuff (by ur standards atleast) and now, its u emerging again :)

tc,
hugs

semanti said...

truth...........truth........truth........retold.....in the most visually acceptable way.....that's why you rock friend.....superb

Starr said...

Ritayan, your poetry speaks to me...I love it, and I being a bit of an actress myself, I love how you portray the art of acting