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Another Ahalya

by Dr. Kumarendra Mallick
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Curse me

and make me a stone

and inanimate, if you so wish,

as was once Ahalya

in silence waiting for your arrival,

as a tortoise she reshaped her desires,

her emotions she did not spill,

she aspired nothing but your divine touch.


On the avenue of time

her journey was lonesome,

but never tortuous or fearsome

for she heard your footsteps all along

and to her it was the sweetest song…


Curse me,

Make me a stone,

I shall not raise any question,

for as Ahalya, I shall be noble and pure.

Worldly riches I do not want,

keep me poor if you wish.

But deny me not that distant dawn

to reappear in your garden,

if not as a fresh flower

as a dew droplet on the blade of grass in your lawn!


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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you, dear Padmaja. I feel so touched by your candid words on a poem written long back. I can sense your love and affection, Padmaja.

25-Jul-2013 09:44 AM

Comment I just read this sensitively penned poem and it touched me deeply. Thanks Dr. Mallick .

Padmaja Iyengar
25-Jul-2013 00:02 AM

Comment Thank you, Kingshuk to read and comment on a poem written about a year back. So sweet of you, indeed. I am deeply touched by yur gesture.

Kumarendra Mallick
24-Jul-2013 10:46 AM

Comment Beautiful........!!!

24-Jul-2013 04:56 AM

Comment Thank you, Rupradha for your very sensitive response that leave me 'speechless' too. I am equally glad that Aparna, too liked the verse. I feel deeply inspired.

Kumarendra Mallick
05-Jul-2012 06:40 AM

Comment I am in a loss of words..Congratz!!

05-Jul-2012 04:34 AM

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