Falling Breathless

The heart yearns for the comfort of a familiar body or a soft feeling or being protected and under the care of someone strong and caring. Yet when these things aren’t achieved, we feel obliterated like a piece of straw that is laying in the kitchen drawers unused and untouched for days. When the heart…

Lost in the Light

The windows never concealed the openness unless it was tinted, The thoughts never disappeared until it was painted. Painted with the love that was once forbidden to this lost soul, Stranded in the darkness despite the lightness that lay beneath his heart.   Standing there, gazing out the open windows as the train ravelled above…

Snake

Original : Assamese : Guna Moran Translation : Bibekananda Choudhury   I frisson on seeing a snake As if the long venomous tongue jutting out Would bite me lethally Instantly on seeing But the number of death Bitten by long pointed tongues As thousand time less Than the number killed by Blunt tongues Failure far…

Juke Joint

Measurable volume empty space Sun has risen, hours passed Since the last few patrons laughed then left Distinctive timber presence remain Juke joint slumber, eerie din Kept captive and alive within somehow Stand still listen in ghostly relics, remnants’ hiss Let the stereo-cilia be kissed to see Amazing echoes juke box spins refusing decay, reverberations…

Stars of splendor

The hearts of those shining bright Find peace and hope viewing the sunshine On the most graceful beast’s streaming hair Celebrating the beauty of the brawny mare. Thousands of fanatics dream this ride On the backs of wild stallions – Mustang and Arabian To break free from captivity and embrace the life’s merit To rebel…

Downtime

When I withdraw from the roster of worldly duties when I’m with myself cawing of crows bothers me more than before. I like to bombinate. When I get used to its pace, ravines belong to another sequel. Hortative voices within convey Absolute Being to point of convergence. This is bliss.

A Bad Dream.

Timid And scared. There I lie. I can’t breathe, Nor can I tell you why. Im gasping for oxygen, Like there’s nothing more I could lose. I’m feeling numb again; Possibly for the hundredth time. I endure a rush In my veins, The poison Of anxiety running through. I lay right there, Till I pass…

The Beautiful Melody Of Silence

The beautiful melody of silence Keeps me occupied When alone Enjoying solitude!   The melodious silence Speaks volumes Of meaningful and meaningless ideas Passes mind every moment.   Nostalgia, the best mate, Never leaves like a shadow Hovers around to make sure I am living, in the past and present!   The de-peopled space, My…

Pinnacle

I stand by a wicked smile. Holding grudges over desert lines. Gods being menaced by moths and flies. Veils fail to save when the evil dies. The golden snowy showers from above. Sins can wait – This moment is euphonious. The bitter wrath of eerie nights in love. Death and Ghosts scoring in torment. You…

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