Friday, December 21, 2007

Fixing a broken heart

There was nothing to say
The day you left
I just filled a suitcase
Full of regrets

And threw the key
Of hope


(Based on The Painter of Signs, by R K Narayan)
Fixing a broken heart, adapted from a song of the same name, describes Raman's feelings at the end of the book where Daisy reveals that she feels her calling to be more important than the marriage the two had agreed on. The key, given to him by Daisy (who tells him to pass it to someone) was thrown into a dry fountain. The 'splash' as mentioned in the poem was a metaphorical term. The key thrown away would indicate how Raman has given up hope of Daisy's return.