By Sirishty Thakur & Benjamin Grossman
What is love?
I venture for the search,
Hovering above the restrictions,
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
It was a wonderful experience to work with you! Stay safe! And thanks again😊
You’re welcome! Thank you sincerely! Stay well 🙂
A rocking collab. So enjoyed it.
Thanks. It was a fun one to create!
Great creative work.
What a beautiful collab!!! This is magical and just so amazing!! I absolutely loved reading 🖤🤗
Thanks a lot. It was very nice working with Sirishty.
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!
Super cool, and for sure looking forward to reading more of her poetry (and yours too of course!) 🙂 congrats again on a superb piece
ok now that was meant as a reply to your comment above sorry about the threaded mess 🙂
No worries. Really thanks for reading and commenting! 🙂
Thanks again! 🙂
It’s gorgeous. A fantastic collaboration, well done to you both 👏👏👏👏👏
This is such an interesting flow – love as both dangerous and yet worthy of the adventure.
Awesome that you pulled out one of the main themes. And the flow! Thanks a ton!
So welcome, Benjamin
Nice collaboration – well done! 🙂 They are not easy to do, I think.
Thank you, thank you! 🙂 No, they are not all easy. But this one was fun and organic!
A million thanks, Rishika!
This was such a nice collab!! It might have not been easy to create it but I Loved reading! ♥️
A massive thanks from me to you!
The first para is adorable. That innocence while being in Love. wow.
Fantastic collaboration here.
Thanks again. It was fun to work with Sirishty!
Thank you! 😊
Wow, so many positive comments🤍😊
Thanks again for sharing your creative talents! 🙂
Again, it was overwhelming. Happy to see readers understanding and liking it🥂😊
A wonderful collab and I enjoyed reading this great piece. Awesome work by both of you.
Thanks big time! It was a real pleasure to write with Sirishty. I’m lucky. Thanks again for reading and commenting, Hasan.
Very creative collaboration, well done!
A lot of thanks!
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!
Oh, that mean a lot. Thanks! I was excited to share this collab. Really was a worthwhile experience. Glad you felt it hit all the right notes! Thanks so much as always for being you! 🙂
😃🙏 welcome, and likewise!
Incredible, you two! Great job! 🌞
Thanks a lot for showing your appreciation!
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! ❤
I read this first on Sirishty’s blog. Awesome collab.
Yes, love her words, so was nice working together. Big thanks!
My pleasure. 🍁
Very nicely done!
Cool. Thanks a lot!
A rich and beautifully constructed poem. Kudos to you both!
Thanks so much, Chris!
Amazing poem… like all your poems and collabs… and I most of all love the last lines. Inspiring and magical.
Thank you oh so very much! That’s an inspiring comment for me!
Very nice collaboration!
So much thanks!
You are welcome!
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!
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.
Thanks a lot, Ali. Glad you picked out that line, because it was a really good mixture of both our thoughts. I loved working with Sirishty!
You both brought words to life. Again, so freaking good!
This is an awesome collab! The imagery is stunning. Well done!
Thanks. I’m partial to it, but I love this piece, and it was incredible working with Sirishty. Glad to know her. She’s very pure-hearted. Thanks again!