Talkative Ceiling Fan

23 Nov

                                                               Photo Courtesey: Eric

I pick up speed and dissipate

Heat that swelters rivulets in arm pits.

Newspapers acquire life when I spin

A dervish in ecstasy, what is settled rustles,

Hair oiled loosens, aromas spread, stenches disperse.

I am an occupation when television blurs

You watch me flat on your back  before your mind detours

Again for immersions and diversions, tut, tut, voyeur that I am.


and when a boy ties a rope and breaks his neck

i am an accomplice- cliff, roof top, lover’s point

a bridge with no other side.


© neelthemuse,2011


Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Day to day


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23 responses to “Talkative Ceiling Fan

  1. brian miller

    November 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    wow i totally did not see that end coming…ack…an accomplice, though maybe not willing…a bridge with no other side…nice line…


  2. Shashi (@VerseEveryDay)

    November 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Oh!!! How you have made a common thing that we usually dont notice enough to write about …. from the mundane things to the powerful ending. It was a beautiful verse.. thanks for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    At Twitter @VerseEveryDay


  3. lscotthoughts

    November 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Cleverly written and very sad…


  4. claudia

    November 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    dang… it starts so harmless and then takes a u turn…shivers at the bridge with no other side..


  5. simon7banks

    November 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    This is intriguing. The image of the ceiling fan, influencing things and remaining mostly unseen, has a lot of potential. I like “Newspapers acquire life”!


  6. caty

    November 24, 2011 at 2:01 am

    wow, that fan said quite a mouthful…I’ve never quite thought of one like that. great perspective


  7. neelthemuse

    November 24, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Thanks Caty, one talkative fan that….


  8. neelthemuse

    November 24, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Appreciate that Claudia…


  9. neelthemuse

    November 24, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Thank you! It is sad but so common the way people end their lives….


  10. neelthemuse

    November 24, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Thank you Shashi….glad the poem resonates with you!


  11. neelthemuse

    November 24, 2011 at 3:42 am

    Thank you Simon; it was delightful really when the ceiling fan got a voice for itself!


  12. neelthemuse

    November 24, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Thank you Brian….I wanted to talk about suicide as its happening all the time; its so personal and difficult to judge ….suddenly the fan did the talking….


  13. redplace

    November 24, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I just love this! Very contemplative… interesting style 🙂


  14. neelthemuse

    November 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Thank you…..appreciate you stopping by!


  15. Baishali

    November 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

    oh! ah! … your talkative fan has caught us all unaware … such a harmless mundane beginning and then this sudden powerful end! quite a twist …


  16. Caddo Veil

    November 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Oh my goodness–I actually felt the snap. Perhaps because I have one on the same subject coming up (trying to figure out the best day to post it). Excellent, excellent work.


  17. Caddo Veil

    November 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    PS– Thanks for visiting my place today. Happy Thanksgiving, and God bless you.


  18. Caddo Veil

    November 25, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Hello again–I’m back to say that I nominated you for the Liebster Award, so you can visit me to see “living proof”! God bless you!


  19. neelthemuse

    November 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Wow Caddo… so honoured!Thank you…


  20. neelthemuse

    November 25, 2011 at 11:51 am



  21. neelthemuse

    November 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Thank you Baishali!


  22. James Rainsfordj

    November 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Intelligent, thought provoking and brilliantly evocative.


  23. neelthemuse

    November 26, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Thank you Jaimes….hope you visit again!



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