A breeze whistling pass my just bathed body
A car honking zipped on one side while an auto on another side.
The footsteps of night can be heard as leaves of neem & mango–
In my neighbor fall on their alabaster roof.
The doors of southern windows creaking–dancing in the wind
The curtains flying high touching ceiling; Ma sleeping heavy.
Kolkata, let me be Saju tonight; let me subdued in lament…
Sing your lullaby to Rupai, please, and her few days old daughter…
Saju is the female protagonist from “Nakshi Kathar Maath” by Jasimuddin, a tragic love dramatic verse in Bengali.