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The Sun Wishes Not to Set

There are days in everybody's life
when the sun wishes not to set...
I had one such day when on a late May
there was light drizzle
and I stood under a white rose bush
in our balcony to get wet

After the passing cloud moved away,
I watched the drops of water
dripping from the leaves;
I shaped my fingers in the pattern of a bird
with the index finger as its beak to sip.
I repeated this with each finger except the thumb
till mother's terse word admonished,
'It is enough, get in, untimely rain is not good.'

When I look back this day,
I do not see the passing cloud,
the rose bush has been removed, too,
in their places mother's words
appear so sweet and sugar-coated
and the flowers of her memory
far whiter than any rose blossom in my heart

The sun of that evening has not set yet...

07-Jan-2012

More By  : Dr. Kumarendra Mallick

Views: 1434     Comments: 8

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you, Rupradha for the thrill you experience on such lovely moments... happy new year to you, dear friend.

kumarendramallick
09-Jan-2012 07:37 AM

Comment Thank you, Sarbaaniranjan babu, for sharing my feelings. Happy New Year to you and family.

kumarendramallick
09-Jan-2012 07:34 AM

Comment very true..there are few such days in our lives..but those are the best days of my life!! You wrote so well. Congratz!!

Rupradha
09-Jan-2012 03:03 AM

Comment Beautiful nostagic poem!

sharbaaniranjankundu
09-Jan-2012 02:43 AM

Comment Thank you, Prafulla babu for your lovely words. Happy New Year to you and family.

kumarendramallick
08-Jan-2012 16:04 PM

Comment Sweet nostalgia-never sets.well said.i like it.

prafulla
08-Jan-2012 12:01 PM

Comment That is very sweet of you, Madhavi to share my joys and feel lovely. Happy New Year to you, dear.

kumarendramallick
08-Jan-2012 09:32 AM

Comment The brightness of your day has reached us too....thank you sir for a lovely poem.

madhavi
08-Jan-2012 09:18 AM


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