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just as we stood together
on a ledge of a rivernoon
i heard voices unforgiving
unforgotten
daring to revoke
daring to ripple
another moment
on a seasonless day
we knew
yet we stood
we knew of
sand memories
shifting the sky
we knew of grief
walking
long shadows
even at night
we knew tomorrow
would never be another tomorrow
the sun sliced in half
had ebbed for long
yet we stood
precariously
your saree between your teeth
covering your face
touch
and the river
flowing back
enraptured
of a sworn silence.

Pastel drawing on a raised paper by Amitabh Mitra

 

Recent comments:

  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    April 14th, 2009 @16:31 #
     
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    ...and the bumps just keep on coming! That's a fascinating image, Amitabh.

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  • <a href="http://poetsprintery.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    Amitabh
    April 14th, 2009 @21:32 #
     
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    Thanks Ben, Accepting the bump
    Did u have a great Easter
    Had Palak Paneer at home

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    April 14th, 2009 @22:06 #
     
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    That's funny, I had lamb bhuna in a restaurant!

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  • <a href="http://poetsprintery.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    Amitabh
    April 15th, 2009 @14:52 #
     
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    Ow, Bhuna Gosht
    Did it come out well

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    April 15th, 2009 @15:20 #
     
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    You know, it was a bit onion-y for my taste. I prefer it when the onion has melted into the gravy a bit more...

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  • geoffjackson
    geoffjackson
    April 16th, 2009 @06:36 #
     
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    Made it thru the night. Had a strange trip - another Mickey Finn. Great Party with CNN. You saved my life guys. Thanx. Cheerz. Suzanne Boy'ls rides and rises another morn. Beautiful poem, BRO. Geoff

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