endurance in silence

Little did she know, the fire that she poured
Burned and razed, heavens and hells galore;
It never paused, it consumed and gnawed-
Till ’twas all that lived, raged and breathed in him.

N.B. Contrary to what we think (or, believe), we never suffer alone.

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After this one…


Is there a heaven? Where I can find you again?
An afterlife? With redefined rules, renewed ties?
For you, I will believe, I will try-
To chance tomorrow, rearrange my life;
For if it is not now, it is not not ever-
For I can wait, and wait, hope forever;
For you, I believe, it cannot be the end,
Maybe if not this life, maybe after death.

N.B. Amidst sadness, there’s happiness too. The silver lining maybe… Sometimes that shines gold? I’ll find that one day. And I’ll leave pragmatism for another day and give in to absurd day dreaming today.

P.S. I never really believed in afterlife. G.

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long nights

as you slept lightly, on your side
breathing softly, deeply next to me,
I looked and looked, unbelieving
incredulous, that this was really true;
almost like I wished you into form
after nights and more nights
of imagining, dreaming (and praying?),
and then there you were, really there-
a manifestation of hopes, and yearning
a glimpse into a world, alternate,
a moment in an universe of wishes fulfilled,
before it all dissolved in the bright daylight.

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the fire of being


in moments of languish, and slowly bokeh lights
hailing loss of sanity, and fading, waning life-
suddenly derailed momentum, in a burst of fire
that brings forth revival, in a quest for survival,
the zeal flares incandescent, burning hot-
show me the ways the universe knows not,
you breath into my soul, touch, heal, attain,
you whisper me into being, and I am alive, again!

N.B. happiness takes many forms. poetry is also one of them. poetry as tribute, and for keepsakes, is another. love, G.

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একলা সন্ধ্যের বিষণ্ণতা, যেমন ভীড় মহলেও কাটে না
তোমায় পাওয়ার উগ্র নেশা, আগুনেতেও পোড়ে না।
তুমি যেমন আগন্তুক, অন্যকারুর কাছের লোক,
আমিও তেমন খেলনা-পুতুল; দম-দেওয়া বিদূষক।
তুমি যেমন সত্যি নও- জাদুবিদ্যায় চমৎকার
আমিও তেমন মায়ার মত, ক্ষণস্থায়ী ভ্রান্তি তার।
সূর্য উঠেও অন্ধকার, নিঃশ্বাস নিতে লাগছে ভার
বিচ্ছিন্ন পৃথিবী, যাবজ্জীবন কারাগার-
শেষে কল্পনাতেই বিসর্জন, সেই অবাস্তবে থমকে মন;
অশেষ রাতের ঘুমের ডাক- রুখতে পারব? আরেকবার?

P.S. Best emotions, favorite language, least command 😐 as usual. Still. ~G.

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এমন একটা গল্প আছে, তোমার জীবনেও
অল্প বয়সের খেলার মত, কিংবা মতিভ্রম|

আমি চললাম, এই কথাটা
তোমাকে গুছিয়ে বলতে চাই,
যদি পারি, চেনা আঘাতটা
বেদনা নয়, মুক্তি হয়ে যায়|

তাই খাতা-কলম হাতে বসেছি,
তোমায় চিঠি লিখব বলে-
এমন চিঠি, যার শেষ আমার স্বাক্ষরে নয়-
তার ইতি-লেখা হবে তোমার শক্ত-মুঠোয়|

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winding down


I won’t ask, I shan’t want

I will not let my mind wander

Trick the heart into believing

That happiness lurked right around the corner.

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Yet another Contestant #IBAwards2017

The Indian Blogger Awards 2017

Find me here: https://www.indiblogger.in/iba/2017/entry/20400

I figured, what the heck, I might as well… 🙂

Nothing gets you back to writing like Blogger awards (and of course, finishing your PhD).

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কোথায় কোথায় খুঁজেছি তোমায়;
আনাচে-কানাচে, কোনায়-কোনায়-
এ-ঘর থেকে ছুটে ও-ঘর করলাম,
ধুধু করে মন, গেলে তুমি কোথায়!
এখন-ওখান, সব-খান দেখলাম-
শুধু পকেট-টাই দেখিনি, হায়!
মেসেজ করেছ যে কেটে পড়েছ;
‘দেখি, যদি কাল দেখা হয়।’

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That radiant smile disappears
When his eyes shined into mine
Which nary a moment ago,
With joy and expectation, were aglow.

Oh the irony, of loving a fallen man
And be a reminder of indelible sins-
You want to be his fragrance of bliss,
Yet you reek of a travesty to happen.

N.B. Game of Thrones is getting to me! ~G.

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