Theme: Nature

Twilight in Chilka

sun set1.jpg
You dazzle like vermilion
In the partition of hair
Of married lady,
Like the blush in first love.
Be there! Be there eternally.
You the twilight in Chilka!
Because you are neither the reality of day,
Nor the happy dream of night,
That you have to end.
Please never wither away.
Image © kausikbhaduri


More By  :  Kausik Bhaduri

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you sir, for reading and sharing your valued after-read experience on my poems in Boloji. @ Mr Gopal Lahiri

kausik bhaduri
29-Aug-2014 11:31 AM

Comment Vivid Portrayal. Thanks for sharing this gem.

29-Aug-2014 10:15 AM

Comment nice depiction.

19-Jan-2013 16:52 PM

Comment Very well expressed in the form of Poetry. I have visited Chilika Earlier, would be visiting again in the first week of March 2013. I am looking forward to the visit.

Sumana Bhattacharyya
18-Jan-2013 11:35 AM

Comment Thank you Kumarendra, Sharbaaniranjan! Shaarbaniranjan, In fact to eke out effectively one has to be part of it. One has to hover around the moon to see both the sides.

09-Feb-2012 00:57 AM

Comment Thank you, Kaushik for the wonderful photo of dusk on Chilka and the poem. A great Oriya poet; Kavivar Radhanath Ray wrote many decades back,
'Maralmalini Neelambu Chilika
Degantavistari tor barirekha'
(Oh Chilka! full of blue waters and birds,
beyond horizon is spread your water-line...)

I agree it is a poor translation... digantavistari is a beautiful word to describe the vast expanse of Chilka.

Kumarendra Mallick
08-Feb-2012 23:42 PM

Comment I have just been to Chilika. What a pleasant surprise that you posted a poem on it. Three hours tour-ride has been an experience to be remembered for a long time. Dolphin point not really exciting. Red crabs, yes, I liked. The estuarian meeting point with the sea, O. K. from a distance. Pearls taken out from oysters could be clever marketing. But it is nice to be close to nature. How does it matter if you sprinkle some bucks to odishis and andhraites eking out a living in the backwaters of modern society, we having come all the way from Delhi and Kolkata, a rather privilaged Indian lot, hankering to be out from hustle and bustle and din of metros!

08-Feb-2012 13:11 PM

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