Are one
Among the few
Who can hear
The song in me;

Love to hear
The song in me;

Want to always keep alive
The song in me;

That is precisely why
I will
Always, for you,
Sing sweet
The song in me.

PS: Inspired by a couple of lines in The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini), with which IΒ totally disagree Β – “Every woman needed a husband. Even if he did silence the song in her.”



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31 responses to “You

  1. Beautiful poem. But the lines from The Kite Runner..I would quite disagree. I am not sure of the context. But just from these two lines, it doesn’t sound quite nice.

  2. the old priya is back,..liked this a lot. πŸ™‚

  3. Oh Sathej ! You should read The Kite Runner. It is a brilliant book ! Will bring tears into your eyes for sure !

  4. swat

    Mush ;p
    Liked it πŸ™‚

  5. rustyneurons

    this one was brilliant. Simple but brilliant!
    (i would kinda agree with sathej, I would not like to link this lovely poem with that sentence, but I guess that is for me to feel wonly!)

  6. I shall read this … For you a thousand times over πŸ™‚

  7. priyaiyer


    thanks sathej. as for the lines, they will make more sense when you read the book. it is part of a scene set in old times. considering only the two lines, i agree they don’t sound very good in today’s times! πŸ™‚


    he he. thanks! i hope she is back for good too! πŸ™‚


    i am midway through the book. guess the truly emotional part is yet to begin….

  8. priyaiyer


    yep, mush again! πŸ˜› glad you liked it! πŸ™‚


    thanks a lot! πŸ™‚ only those two lines taken together, i agree they do sound disgusting. but it makes sense in the book, when taken as a part of a whole.

    while reading through, after the famous ‘for you a thousand times over’, these were the two lines that struck me hard, and stayed with me for some time. though the context is a bit controversial, i loved the way it has been written, especially the ‘song in her’ part. πŸ™‚


    yep, do read it. and do let me know how you liked it! πŸ™‚

    ‘for you a thousand times over’ – that’s a sooper line, innit?

  9. @Nithya,
    Yes, shall read it sometime πŸ™‚
    Hmm..yes, might make sense in the context. But your poem was more acceptable to me than the lines πŸ™‚

  10. Thats a sweet little poem…Nice one.. πŸ™‚

  11. priyaiyer


    πŸ™‚ do let me know how u liked the book.


    thanks! πŸ™‚

  12. it looks so seemingly simple .. yet the idea is strong …
    and those 2 lines made you write this… awesome.. in the larger view, those 2 lines almost escapes one’s notice..

    happy reading.. πŸ™‚

  13. Very Sweet Poem.

    Want to always keep alive
    The song in me;

    that would be my favorite line….


  14. Arv

    Amazing words… Do you know that there is a song inside a man too? when the tunes blend well between the two, life feels much better…

    Hope you are having a good day.. Cheers…

  15. priyaiyer


    there were a few lines in the book that made me stand up and take notice. as i told rusty, these were some of those lines.

    “it looks so seemingly simple .. yet the idea is strong …” – shall we say ‘building weak, aana basement strong’? πŸ˜›

    thanks for the ‘happy reading’ part! and to you too! πŸ™‚

    @vc and sn

    danke! πŸ™‚


    thanks! yep, i know there’s a song inside a man too. in fact, there is one inside everyone. when someone understands the melody of your song, the songs become sweeter. πŸ™‚

  16. Bravo! πŸ™‚ As always, if I may add.

  17. priyaiyer


    thanks, priya! πŸ™‚

  18. You
    Are one among the few
    That my heart opens
    Up in song to!

    The song in you
    Makes me sing too!

    Silence my voice
    But silence not my inner song.

    My song sings
    Not for your ear
    But for mine!


    PS: I am mystified as to how you managed to locate my multiple page πŸ™‚ That was just an experimental venture!!

  19. priyaiyer


    so far i found it ok. it is now that i am really beginning to like it.


    wow! nice! πŸ™‚

    even i am not sure how i located that! have now changed that link to ur blogspot blog..

  20. priyaiyer


    welcome here! thanks! πŸ™‚

  21. New theme is it? Good πŸ™‚ People all over are changing themes these days πŸ™‚

  22. priyaiyer


    yep. i kinda got bored with the old one..

  23. Better design than the old one. Feel good.

  24. hmm…silence too is a song…

  25. Kavitha

    Good one, Priya!
    BTW, Is this still “Priya’s” blog?! πŸ™‚ Lot of change in the “looks”. The “Content Editor’s” work i guess πŸ™‚
    Keep rocking.
    Take care.

  26. priyaiyer

    @vijay ganesh

    glad you liked the new look better. i liked the old one too, but i just got bored with it. πŸ™‚


    yep, it most definitely is. and if someone can hear the melody of your silence, life just can’t get any better. πŸ™‚

    thanks for visiting and for the comment. welcome to UP! πŸ™‚


    thanks, kavitha! glad you liked it.

    yes, this is still very much priya’s blog. variety is the spice of life, and of blogs too. πŸ™‚ keep visiting and leaving your encouraging comments!

  27. Lovely and very beautiful indeed..

    I m reading Kite runner… maybe after reading it… i will also disagree πŸ™‚

  28. priyaiyer


    πŸ™‚ welcome back, and thanks!

    great, great that you are reading kite runner. pls do put up your views on the book on your blog.

    as for my disagreement, i, in general disagree with that statement. it has got nothing to do with the book. πŸ™‚ in fact, it makes perfect sense in the book when read in its context…

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