Silvered Memory

The full moon light making all white

The neon-halogen light street exception.

An aeroplane roared through summer sky

Amongst the twinkling dotted stars.


Long ago, decades ago, once evening

Tresspassed as the plane went far.

A tiled roof house; a decayed balcony;

Air smelled of jaba, nayantara, tulsi, mango

Air resonating names of Krishna, 108.

Breeze smelled of incense sticks;

Breeze conveying buzz of mosquitoes.

A lamp lightened thakur ghar;

An emergency light lightened room.

Dida in her early sixties looking godly.


I’m angry on you not ’cause of you’ve left me

But, for gifting me so many assurances, so many promises.

They’re crowding me, my solitary, Rupai…

They’re not letting me miss my Dida.


I’ll not ask why you didn’t give me time…

I’ll ask why you free me from my darkness…

–xx–
Picture Courtesy: Closed Windows by the poet.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. How much is there inside you that flows like stream…

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    1. sangbad says:

      Do not know Di…☺

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  2. Can you pl send the like I am not able to find it

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  3. TAJWAR FATMA says:

    This is beautiful. ♡
    You used the words Thakur ghar and dida, which makes me ask you, are you from Bengal, India ? Because those words are very frequently used here.

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    1. sangbad says:

      Am from Kolkata…you might have missed my poems on Kolkata…especially We Few…series…

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      1. TAJWAR FATMA says:

        Seriously ? Even I live in the city. Duniya gol hai 😂

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        1. sangbad says:

          Arekta Bangali pelm…😀 Anthologyte Kolkata sectionta dkho…

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          1. TAJWAR FATMA says:

            I’ll definitely check it out. Feels great to find someone here from my city !!
            Have a great week Sangbad ♡

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            1. sangbad says:

              You too have a great week ahead…

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          2. TAJWAR FATMA says:

            Your website is seriously so well sorted. Gives me identity crisis !

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            1. sangbad says:

              ☺ thanks…I treat it like a big fat book…

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      2. TAJWAR FATMA says:

        Do post the link of the kolkata poem. Would love to read’em.

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  4. Lovely poem with warmth of love and care!!

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