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Monday, July 17, 2006

I forget who this was for.

I whisper.
You whisper back.
I do not understand the language you speak.
It is beautiful, the consonants are somehow more musical, more soothing.
You are beautiful.
A foreign candidness in your eyes, amazement and joy in the alien colour and dilation of your pupils.
You clutch a curly strand of my hair, bury your nose in its shampoo smell.
I hold my breath.
You smile and utter a soft sentence that I do not comprehend.

- 22nd March 2003


Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:09 PM  
Blogger mercury said...

Anonymous, your eloquence leaves me truly astounded.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yours leaves me in a very similar state as well.

2:06 PM  
Blogger mercury said...

Aren't you just the wittiest. Thanks, though.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not really. you're welcome.

3:42 PM  
Blogger mercury said...

Yeh aik hee anonymous hai na, badal badal ke to nai aa rahay?

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nai. aik hi

4:51 PM  
Blogger mercury said...


5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why? would that make a differnce?

5:12 PM  
Blogger mercury said...

Dude, there's a reason anonymous comments are enabled: so people like you can have your fun behind the cloak of anonymity. Frankly, I couldn't care less about who any anonymous is. I just appreciate the readership.
Read on :)

7:56 PM  
Blogger insiya said...

this is surely not for me- we didn't know each other back in 2003.

so that's one person down...


8:46 PM  
Blogger mercury said...

Hehe :)
This was either for my nephew who was a baby at that time and whose eyes were still deciding between grey and brown, or for a baby cousin of mine who knows saraiki and loved using it on us. Maybe it was for both! So that narrows down the field considerably :)

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


though the best part is the reader gets to perceive it his/her way.
beautifully written.

7:27 PM  
Blogger mercury said...


2:33 PM  
Blogger Khizzy said...

this is brilliant babe!
seriously, and i forget to tell you everytime...ive read ur blog often before.
i just didnt know you were mercury.
get it?
coming to isloo on the 2nd.

12:38 AM  
Blogger mercury said...

Khizzy, YAY! I hope the weather keeps behaving itself till then :)

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

post! post!


2:59 PM  
Blogger Xill-e-Ilahi said...

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5:11 PM  
Blogger Xill-e-Ilahi said...

whoever it was for - it was way cool. like your blog.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Jonh Neo said...

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11:55 PM  
Blogger mercury said...

Thanks, Xill-e-ilahi, and thanks for dropping by!

1:31 AM  

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