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Shadow Whispers

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noorganj is stuck to the side of the fort
tiny eruptions of many colours grew steadfastly up
in muharram we chanted ya hussain together
and tried to change the bland stone skin
and a rain
nobody sees us here, you said
in noorganj
clouds collaborate with time
a salamander grows wild sometimes
touching bats of an evening sky
and even in
noorabad
not so far away
my great grand ma
ganna begum languishes
in a ruin, another grave
they killed her
she had known the sun and serpents
around it
and about us
yet you whisper of the
other sun
other shame

tell me then why do you come back again.

Poem and Pastel Drawing by Amitabh Mitra

 

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    August 4th, 2009 @15:18 #
     
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    Ohhhhhhh...the colours!! This is worth a peek, folks.

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  • <a href="http://fionasnyckers.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    Fiona
    August 4th, 2009 @22:28 #
     
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    Breathtaking, as usual.

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  • <a href="http://poetsprintery.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    Amitabh
    August 5th, 2009 @14:57 #
     
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    Thanks Helen
    Thanks Fiona

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  • <a href="http://dewaalventer.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">De Waal</a>
    De Waal
    August 9th, 2009 @07:14 #
     
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    Hello Amitabh

    Sun-drenched words that transport me to a country that I have never visited. A mark of a good poem - creating a reality for the reader.

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  • <a href="http://poetsprintery.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    Amitabh
    August 10th, 2009 @11:19 #
     
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    Many thanks Mr. De Waal
    Yes, You must visit

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