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Art and Poetry: Forever Nights

Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

The Art of Fabian Perez

The Art of Fabian Perez

The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence.

— Edward Thomas

Of lost loves and forever nights

I remember vividly the pangs of lost love.

Just as thriving love feeds the muse of poetry, the pangs of loss does inspire many songs too.

There is something about lost love that bends the space and time, skews logic, warps your senses and yet still lures like an addicts opium.There is something about lying in bed, curled up, face buried in a tear stained pillow, yearning that seems so sad yet alluring.

Are we really missing what once was? Are we missing what it could have been? Or are we hoping for what it will be?

There are countless souls out there, pining, wringing, singing of lost love.

Thought I would join them in a soulful chorus....

The Art of Fabian Perez has a melancholic quality of wistful longing... seemed a perfect accompaniment to the song I wrote.

Forever Nights

Pillows don’t cushion the thoughts that do fall

I lost you behind a dark looming wall

Will my heart’s love ever stand proud and tall

As it did when you still loved me in all

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Raindrops and roses do whisper to me

Nights voices speak and won’t let me be

My eyes do look but don’t always see

I’m not in shackles but I don’t feel free

Hope you are fine in all that you do

Hope you are loved and listened to

Hope your head carries worries few

Hope you still are the you that I knew...

I caught your reflection in mirror glass

Places still show me what once there was

Thoughts of you grip me and won’t let me pass

Time warps and space bends when we feel a loss

Is there a trace of me still in your heart?

A place where a thought of me still has a part

Is there still my rusty, bent cupid’s dart

Or am I just specks of dust so far apart

Hope you are fine in all that you do

Hope you are loved and listened to

Hope your head carries worries few

Hope you still are the you that I knew...

Fragile is my hope that still seems to cling

Like dewdrops on green glass blades come early spring

Is this a futile dream and what will it bring

More than a sad old song I seem to sing

Better to have loved and lost whoever said

Has not had nights like this twisted in bed

Even though it seems so completely bled

How come my lonely heart still rules my head?

Hope you are fine in all that you do

Hope you are loved and listened to

Hope your head carries worries few

Hope you still are the you that I knew...

Hope you are fine in all that you do

Hope you are loved and listened to

Hope your head carries worries few

Hope you still are the you that I knew...

-Mohan Kumar-

Fabian Perez

Fabian Perez

Fabian Perez

Fabian Perez's inspiration comes from his childhood in campana, where his father Antonio owned a number of nightclubs and bordellos. His mother Edua was an artistic soul. Exposed to his mothers gentle artistry and the colourful Brazilian nightlife where women ' could seduce you with a simple gesture of lighting a cigarette' Fabian had developed his artistic eye.

The sad loss of his mother when he was 16 and soon his father 3 years later threw huis life into a chaotic orbit that set him on a journey of artistic discovery. He studied art in Padua, Italy and then migrated to Japan. He subsequently move to LA where he worked oddjobs at Universal studios.

An exhibition of his paintings in 2001 opened a world of galleries and fame.Every painting he created sold out immediately and he developed a worldwide following.

The early years may have never left him. There is a seedy yet sensual charm, the enchantress with melancholic eyes, the forever nights they seem to inhabit... all must come from that childhood in Campana.

Fabian's own website can be found at


Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on November 08, 2016:

Thank you all again for your heartfelt and heartwarming comments. I am lucky to have found a niche in the corner of this vast interverse among friends who appreciate my scribbles.

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on July 05, 2013:

Loved the poem and also loved the art which accompanied it - great hub, shared etc.

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on July 04, 2013:

Mohan (Docmo),

I loved everything about this article when I read it five months ago. Your adding it to your Art and Poetry series was a brilliant idea. Wow!

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on January 24, 2013:

Mohan (Docmo),

What a beautiful combination...your thoughts and emotions, your poem, the quotes, the photographs you selected, the music.

Jobb Gosamo from Philippines on October 29, 2012:

You love so intensely, and you love so sincerely that you wish the best for your loved one no matter what.

Beautiful words, beautiful expression, beautiful message. I'm happy to have dropped by.

Mary Craig from New York on August 03, 2012:

You always know how to hit the target...the heart. This is a lovely poem and what ranks it high is that everyone can relate to it. Another gem of yours in your jewelry store of hubs!!

Voted up, beautiful and interesting.

Sannel on August 03, 2012:

You have captured the sadness and pain absolutely beautiful in this poem. Your words moved me to tears. . . .so very sad.


Sunnie Day on August 02, 2012:

Beautiful Docmo.... a longing that I am not sure ever leaves one heart for very long but is awaken from time to time through a song, a picture, or a familiar smell. You have written this longing so beautifully.


L. Caulton (Author L.L.CAULTON) from barnsley, UK on July 29, 2012:

I love your writing style, I actually shed a tear reading this. Absalutly fantastic are how id describe you and your hubs. Lou x

D. Juris-stetser on June 27, 2012:

deeply sorrowful, yet so lovely.

iamaudraleigh on May 25, 2012:

Pretty song ndpoetry so lovely and true. Nice to read this! Voted up!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on May 06, 2012:

Thank you very much wisdom25, appreciate your visit and comments.

Maurice Wisdom Bishop from San Tan Valley on May 06, 2012:

Awesome and beautiful poetry! I also love that YouTube video. Love the song. Keep writing. Much love and respect.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on May 05, 2012:

@Angelme - thank you very much!

Angelme566 on April 28, 2012:

Docmo..Lines here are superb..full of emotions,,so beautiful pinch my heart.

And this song By England is just so so beautiful ,i sing this song's moving..

from_KZ_with_love on May 12, 2011:

I like it. The romantic one. About real love...even after breaking up. "Hope that you are fine" is the most sensitive moment.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on April 12, 2011:

Epi- Dear born-again virgin, there is no doubt with your poetic soul and rich, helpful heart there is a queue waiting to 'de-flower' you!

Eiddwen- Thanks very much.

Thank you Denise- It's nice to see you here. Glad you liked my song.

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on April 10, 2011:

My dear poetic friend, your words fall like soft rain on my heart. Beautiful. How are you? Yes, I remember this song...nice addition.

Eiddwen from Wales on April 05, 2011:


epigramman on April 03, 2011: are without a doubt the most romantic man here at the Hub - and if you give me the inside scoop on how to write this genre that you compose so well then it's quite possible that I may be able to lose my born again virginity!!!!!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on March 28, 2011:

@Rhonda- thank you for your visit and appreciation, I am really glad you enjoyed this.

@Nell - Thank you so much, that line came from a lot of truth!

@acaetnna - I am really glad you like this- I agree that this taps into an emotion most of us have experienced!

acaetnna from Guildford on March 28, 2011:

What a heartfelt poem. I am sure that most people have experienced this and can relate to your words. What brilliant pictures and great choice of youtube. Voted up and pressing those buttons.

Nell Rose from England on March 26, 2011:

Hi, 'of this fool who somehow still loves you' Fantastic! absolutely beautiful, cheers nell

Rhonda Musch from The Emerald Coast on March 26, 2011:

Beautiful poem one that will be forever in my memory. I enjoyed your poem. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up.

Sweet wishes Rhonda

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on March 26, 2011:

Thank you Dexisview, I am also a fan of romantic poems- as it seems to be the main theme of most of my poetry! Thanks for dropping by- you may like my other poems too...

Dexi from New England on March 24, 2011:

I'm a sucker for love poems and romance. This song brought back memories as it was popular in my high school days. Thanks :)

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on March 24, 2011:

@dallaswriter - thank you!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on March 24, 2011:

@ Fay, I can always rely on your good words and appreciation to warm my heart. Was away couple of days and is nice to come back to see on'es work admired- I am glad you liked that verse.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on March 24, 2011:

@ Amy, you are always so sweet- thank you for comparing my work to the great quote by Ed Thomas. I am honoured.You read so well into my words and I love the way you are able to glean the nuances and the emotion. A true poet!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on March 24, 2011:

@ Justsilvie - thank you for that!

Martie Coetser from South Africa on March 23, 2011:

Forever Nights is a beautiful, heart-touching song. Love is so precious especially Eros between a man and a woman. When it dies - and it really can, though able to be awoke again - it is a tragedy to mourn for as long as we live. The few loves I buried in my life rest in peace in the graveyard of my memory, and yet I am still, sometimes, mourning them, asking myself 'what if that one or this one was still alive'. I give you 100% for this one, Docmo. It touched the bottom of my heart.

Twilight Lawns from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. on March 23, 2011:

A very tender and sincere poem, I liked it a lot. I must have; it has brought tears to my eyes... One line I think is superb:

"Is there still my rusty, bent cupid’s dart"

and the verse:

"It is better to have loved and lost whoever said

Has not had nights like this twisted in bed

Even though it seems so completely bled

How come my lonely heart still rules my head?"

So gently cynical.

Kathi Mirto from Fennville on March 22, 2011:

He's sad, but not the chorus...hope you are fine in all that you do, la la la...that shows true love to let go with good wishes for the other person...quite beautiful Docmo...the Kahlil Gibran quote may be short but is felt a million miles in my heart having lost my hubby a year and a half ago...

drbj and sherry from south Florida on March 22, 2011:

"... hope you still are the you that I knew." Those nine little words, Docmo, sum up all the tenderness and longing of your brilliant poem for me. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 22, 2011:

Very beautiful Docmo. I can relate. The song seems like a Marvin Gaye song.


Linda Rogers from Minnesota on March 22, 2011:

I think most of us out in hub land, have had this heart break. Your poetry brings the reader right with you in this state of pain and sadness of lost love. What a great song and video. Brings me back to a huge crush I had with a guy when I was in 8th grade. This was our song. Thanks:)

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on March 22, 2011:

Good hub. voted up.

Beautiful Garbage from Louisiana on March 22, 2011:

Wow, i dont know what to say, this hits home in so many ways. Ive loved and lost several times, 2 that hurt the most, was guys who didnt love me back, lead me on, lied to my face, and betrayed me. yet for so long i still loved them, still hung on, still cried over what was, what could have been, longing for a second chance, when they didnt deserve it. ive been through the twisted pain of nights like this, and i know it is much better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, because even though it ended horribly, there was good times, and that feeling of complete happiness once upon a time, even if it got ripped away, in that moment that was all that mattered, and you learn from your mistakes, you learn your own flaws from being with someone like that, and you learn to love again, love can be broken, but it can be brought up again, the heart heals, and we have to go through bad things to appreciate the good when it comes for all that it is. great hub. I love this quote: "The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence."

Edward Thomas

For so long i had felt that way about a guy. for a year i waited for him to come to his senses, and i got a second chance, but it also did not end well. but i did not want anyone but him, didnt even think about other guys, though he wasnt even around, the lack of him was more than anyones presence. im glad to say we are on good terms now and can be friends, and i wouldnt trade any of my past heartaches for anything in the world, because it led me to wear i am today and brought me together with my current boyfriend whom i love though he drives me up a wall. lol

Truckstop Sally on March 22, 2011:

Lovely! The repeated chorus: Hope you are fine . . . is so positive.

Shows that you truly care even though you are hurt.

dallaswriter from North Carolina on March 22, 2011:

Beautiful, voted up!

Fay Paxton on March 22, 2011:

This poem is absolutely exquisite. This just grabbed my heart and squeezed.

"Raindrops and roses do whisper to me

Nights voices speak and won’t let me be

My eyes do look but don’t always see

I’m not in shackles but I don’t feel free"

voted up and beautiful

Amy Becherer from St. Louis, MO on March 21, 2011:

Exquisite longing...The line that stopped me, that I had to read again and again is "Thoughts of you grip me won't let me pass" visceral, yet physical. It is my favorite line. The quote by Edward Thomas "The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence". Yes, that's the ticket...that is how I want the love of my life to feel about me. This is longing so powerful that it moves me to tears. And as much as I adore the quote by Edward Thomas, your piece leaves his words in the dust.

Justsilvie on March 21, 2011:

Beautiful Poem. Lost love and broken hearts, forever in our memories.

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