Bohemian Nights

© 2021 Sirishty Thakur

By Sirishty Thakur & Benjamin Grossman

What is love?
I venture for the search,
Hovering above the restrictions,
Masquerading feelings,
Packing the streets and theaters.

In the shadows of the city lights,
The subtle touch of elation,
Tempered by the night’s venom.
A parade of tamers lurking to fragment dreams,
To seek the hook for their puppet master.

There’s always a cage for joyous affairs,
Some subjugation of our bohemian nights.

But I still reach possessively for the moment, as the pendulum strikes.
Eternity vibrant in your eyes,
Unwavering in my faith that love is untamable.

This poem was a collaboration with Sirishty Thakur. Please, do yourself a favor and check out her amazing poetry and photos on her blog: Thought Loop.

© 2021 Sirishty Thakur & Benjamin Grossman

65 comments on “Bohemian Nights

  1. It was a wonderful experience to work with you! Stay safe! And thanks again😊

  2. yassy says:

    A rocking collab. So enjoyed it.

  3. Ace says:

    What a beautiful collab!!! This is magical and just so amazing!! I absolutely loved reading 🖤🤗

  4. vintageblack says:

    Wooow! So many great lines! Loving “A parade of tamers lurking to fragment dreams” and the last stanza!!! Superb collab 🙂

    • Extra thanks! This collaboration came about effortlessly, and I can only say very glowing things about Sirishty. She had a good vision for the poem and we followed it through. Thanks again for all your support and kindness!

  5. vintageblack says:

    Super cool, and for sure looking forward to reading more of her poetry (and yours too of course!) 🙂 congrats again on a superb piece

  6. Secrets says:

    It’s gorgeous. A fantastic collaboration, well done to you both 👏👏👏👏👏

  7. V.J. Knutson says:

    This is such an interesting flow – love as both dangerous and yet worthy of the adventure.

  8. Nice collaboration – well done! 🙂 They are not easy to do, I think.

  9. ahiricreates says:

    This was such a nice collab!! It might have not been easy to create it but I Loved reading! ♥️
    Amazing! ✨

  10. Kritika says:

    The first para is adorable. That innocence while being in Love. wow.

  11. Wow, so many positive comments🤍😊
    Cheers 🥂

  12. Hasan Adan says:

    A wonderful collab and I enjoyed reading this great piece. Awesome work by both of you.

  13. HensBlooms says:

    Very creative collaboration, well done!

  14. Lia says:

    Absolutely amazing… perfect… all the lines just right together… I think this is my favourite poem/collab of yours so far… and that is kind of major, since as you must know I’m a fan of your poetry! :)) All of it is great, but the last two stanzas are my favourite. And the image too, with its perfect now-moon… this whole piece rings all the technical bells for me!

  15. Incredible, you two! Great job! 🌞

  16. Sunra Rainz says:

    A very relatable concept beautifully described by both of you. I love “The subtle touch of elation / Tempered by the night’s venom” and the last line, “Unwavering in my faith that love is untameable”. The whole thing. Bravo! ❤

  17. judeitakali says:

    I read this first on Sirishty’s blog. Awesome collab.

  18. rothpoetry says:

    Very nicely done!

  19. Chris Hall says:

    A rich and beautifully constructed poem. Kudos to you both!

  20. Nadine says:

    Amazing poem… like all your poems and collabs… and I most of all love the last lines. Inspiring and magical.

  21. rothpoetry says:

    Very nice collaboration!

  22. Love the last stanza especially Benjamin, whichever of you wrote it, you captured my belief in love too…This poem moved through the lines, like the searchers in the night, hungry and surreal. I loved the title and how you both fleshed it out into such a weaving visual…In the end, taming is not part of loving:) Agreed!

    • The last stanza was both of us. We mostly mixed all the words together throughout. It’s so exciting to read your insights! Thanks for always going above and beyond! I’m super grateful for you! It’s always nice conversing with you!

  23. Ali Marie says:

    This is was very beautifully written! The words used throughout were captivating and clearly, I am not alone.

    “But I still reach possessively for the moment, as the pendulum strikes.” – this line… wow.

  24. a.s. says:

    This is an awesome collab! The imagery is stunning. Well done!

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