Hyperbole, Hipérbole

Disconcerting it is

Yet strangely exciting

That after all this time,

Confessions, promises and compromises

After simple beginnings and irrational endings,

I recognise you with a clarity like no other

The most logical hyperbole known to man.


At the island, I meditate on a rock

Greenschist and quartzite

Metamorphosis of our destinies,

Immune to thunderstorms that could erode fertile hopes

Steady against earthquakes and storm surges that threaten to wreck our palace of illusions.

I am comforted, distressed and grateful

Reconciling myself to the fact that you were, and you are



And unforgettable

A fact that perturbs, then consoles, as it always will.



˜ Traducción al español : Spanish translation ˜



Es desconcertante

Y cada vez más emocionante

Reconocer de manera extraña

Que después de todo lo que he confesado yo

Y has prometido tú,

Eres solamente, simplemente e ilógicamente

La hipérbole más razonable del mundo.


En la isla, medito en una roca

Piedra verde y cuarcita

Centrándome en la metamorfosis de nuestros destinos

Inmune a las tormentas que amenazan con erosionar esperanzas fértiles

Estable contra terremotos y marejadas ciclónicas que amenazan con arruinar nuestro palacio de ilusiones.

Consolada, consternada, más agradecida

Voy aceptando el hecho de que eras, y sigues siendo



E inolvidable

Lo que me perturba, y luego me consuela, como siempre lo hará.


©Devika Pandit 2020




9 thoughts on “Hyperbole, Hipérbole

  1. As someone who is intrigued by geology, I am quite impressed by your quirky style of introducing geological concepts quite subtly to explain your feelings.. Beautifully written yet again, Madam..!! 😊😊

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    1. Hola Marta 🙂 Thank you for stopping by, I’m delighted that you liked my poem.
      Writing in two languages is exciting for it reveals new possibilities, ways of thinking and being. It is frightening for the very same reason. Yet, I think the challenge is stimulating and highly satisfying. Language, a pleasurable experience, wouldn’t you say so?

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      1. Greetings, Marta! It’s a pleasure to engage with your work. I’ve left a comment on your original post, questions that may or may not have easy answers. Yet, that is the purpose of art, isn’t it? To challenge us to confront our insecurities, counter the status quo and imagine what could be. I believe your dance video achieves all that and more.
        Take care, y Saludos desde Australia 🙂

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