Saturday, July 21, 2007


We’ve been together to many places. The road less travelled. The road more travelled. The mornings smelling of Chelpark Ink. And torchlights under the blanket.

Gulping down milk and rushing to school. Gulping down tears and ‘I will be fine’s.

There had been a link. Or an imagination maybe? Broken spines of books and yellowed pages. Inkblots on fingers and sometimes a bleeding knee?

But always, always, coming back to it. Desperately wanting a little, tiny bit of that nothingness, because magic is a powerful world. A powerful word.

Splashing through puddles, writing tutorials, burning fever and Wingardium Laviosa. Its always been like that. A big chunk of this world, and little bit of theirs. A dark, cruel, bright fascination.

I always knew this would end. It was altogether too fragile to last. Like a butterfly wing you so want to touch, but which tears under the slightest pressure? Too many question-marks, too many thoughts bordering on madness. Escapism.

It ended today. The boy didn’t die. But the magic did.

And somewhere within, the butterfly, which I had held on to, so tightly, yet so delicately..flapped its wings and escaped.

But it's okay though. I still have some of it’s colour on my fingers.


Double-Dolphin said...

winGardium laviosa.......and u shud put a spoiler warning on this....

Heathcliff Ranting... said...

aha re... you make me want to read harry potter... :((

Arse Poetica said...
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Arse Poetica said...

hmmmm Bimbo
I feel the same,the same, the same...i shall also blog about this.Then you'll understand.

The Alluder of Alliterations said...

wingardium lEviosa not lAviosa
check your spellings
do not know your HP Cannon
shame on you
spelling your spells wrong will give you a spell of bad luck

the one who must be named. someday. said...

so... u got the book... lend it?

panu said...

Yes I know. Beautiful through and through. Strange how love works out, eh??

Diviani said...


you spell your spells wrong!!

i hate i hate i hate the final nail in the coffin, has such a peter pan-ish deathknell to it. grr. why did she have to write the epilogue type thing? :(

KingSlayer said...

All good things must end. Or else they grow stale!

I agree the end was not the best part of the series. This series needed to end in greater tragedy than it did. Although, another way to look at it would be that you deserve a happy ending to compensate for awful beginnings.

Arse Poetica said...

Well.Happy Endings?
1.Fred Weasley died.
2.Dobby died.
3.SNAPE!!!!!!I mean HAPPY ENDINGs,what?
4.Lupin and Tonks just after they had a baby?
5.50 other nameless people.
6.And Snape.Not his death, but his life.

Arse Poetica said...

As for that nincompoop harry potter living and getting married and reproducing, now that is a tragedy.

Debopriya said...
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Debopriya said...

Beautiful, especially about the butterfly flying away, leaving behind translucent imprints on your fingers...Bringing out the poetry in magic is no less magic!!

Elendil said...

I have to say, of all the post-Deathly-Hallows blog posts I've read, this is by far the most touching and the most beautiful. I understand EXACTLY how you feel. There comes, once in a lifetime, a fantasy that touches you somewhere deeper than any other book, and becomes for you something more real than many things in the 'real' world. Call it escapism if you will, but I think it's brilliant. For me The Lords of the Rings was such a book, for you, it would seem, Harry Potter was.

This is a beautiful blog-post.

March Hare said...

@deep - erm, after what ABP did, coming out with headlines revealing what happened in the end, I don't think mine should be that much of a spoiler.

@heathcliff - you should read it, you know? you would like it, i think.

@arse - join the club, baby. :)

@alluder - oblivio!!

@sonai - so, you have it too. lend ME.

@panu - wasn't Prince's Tale the most touching thing ever?

@div - let's hound her. like, mails and all. she is BOUND to write SOMETHING. i mean, come ON...

@kingslayer - agreed. partly. :)

@arse - one heated discussion on the ledge. coming up. :D

@debopriya - thankee. the relationship with potter went much deeper than a reader-book relation, you know?

@elendil - you are too kind. but, well, a part of me just died with the end of magic. :)

Elendil said...

'Nothing ends, Adrian. Nothing ever ends.'

- last words of Dr. Manhattan, from Allan Moore's 'Watchmen'.

Double-Dolphin said...
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Double-Dolphin said...

Theres no time for us
Theres no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams yet slips away
From us?

Who wants to live forever....?

Theres no chance for us
Its all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us

Who wants to live forever?
Who dares to love forever?
When love must die

But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today
Who wants to live forever?
Forever is our today

Who waits forever anyway?

Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever

lyrics & music by Bryan May