Poem By Anirban Dasgupta
It’s long since you loved me
But now the memory has lost it too..
Did you love me in some valleys deep?
Or in lands strange?
Was it when the woods were my home?
Or when the river was my abode?
No it was even before;
Amongst the far hills,
Where the earth and sky met.
The clock since has ticked slower
And the wait has been longer than eternity
The mariner’s prayer was answered
The clouds cleared to show him the northern star
But not I saw you.
Hot summer day met the cool breeze
Sooner than you met me
The parched earth did not bide for quenching rain
As long as me.
The dark night found the blue moon
But nit I found you.
Moment after moment dreams washed me
You filled my emptiness
And you were not there
Lead me o northern star to those valleys deep
Where my love sleeps
Come o’ gentle breeze and carry me
To lands strange-
Where she lays ignorant of my lonely yearnings;
Today o! rain wet my outer and inner both
And dropp them into the river-
That crosses the vales, the woods, the lands to meet the sea
Then o! sun you come not before
And fill the lives with sunshine-
Bring a squirrel along to spread your warmth
When the dusk comes, she returns to the heavenly abode
Playing with the hear
In blissful pleasure, forever, forever…