Reverence for words.

I write, More than I speak. I carry my words In feathers. They’re silver lined Like the moon. I touch them with a Light hand. Fearing they might shatter too; (My framework alike) My idioms, Are vague, unclear and appalling. Sometimes, Delicate and clumsy. I sit retaining, Each term of mine Back to life. It…

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…

He.

He wants to embrace the night; The dark, mysterious but mesmerizing sight.   The starry sky, Lonely moon, Stuck in his head As the lone sun stand aloof In the gaudy Spring day Amidst bluish sky.   He desired to meet the woman Dwelling in the moon As they say in the tales Of the…

At the Seashore

As I sit gazing at the infinite sea… I think about everything in front of me…   Clenching my fists with mounds of sand… Thought about the creatures in it …and let go..   Am unable to describe the heavenly beauty…. Though am able to feel it…   Watching the unbelievably and disturbing infinity of…

Contained Within

How different, all the vessels that transport our minds around, Variety of size and shapes, uniqueness does abound. Some adorned quite regally, while others are quite plain And yet they function all the same, they carry ‘round our brain.   This simple commonality we so often do eschew, While thinking superficial thoughts; are their eyes…

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…

A friend for life.

Sometimes I look at you, Not taking off that gaze, Upon you I place my sight.   Just to think, How fortunate and blessed I am, To have a friend like you. To have someone to care about.   We could hangout, All day long watching, Watching the streets glow, From mountains atop, And through…

Real me

Nobody knows it’s empty, The smile that I wear. The real one is gone by the time that no longer exists. Because I left you there…   Nobody knows I am crying. They won’t even see mine but I can count my tears. When they think I am laughing, I wish you were here…  …

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…

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