Treasure Island

Amitava Sur

(20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

All at a time:


My beloved, my closest
Suddenly some day,
Was lost in the garden of flowers,
Through it's misty narrow lane.
Such a lovely flower she was,
With her aura and fragrance.
Her presence was so charming -
As a sweet murmuring streamlet.
Her pleasant nature and the winning smile
Was mesmerizing and my source of life.

My beloved, my heart's closest-
Departed me amidst her life's mid-way,
The whole sky did fall on me
Unleashing the hell.
In a moment I lost - all at a time
With no meaning to live anyway.


She being as my daughter and friend -
My mother and my wife as well,
Losing my love from my life
In one go I lost - all at a time.
Do not know where my love is now -
Can't see her now anyway.

I search her in the night and day
In the meadows, desert or in the bay,
My beloved, my heart's closest
Departed amidst her life's mid-way.
Everything I have with me - but my beloved beside
Now I'm a poor beggar, like Midas the cursed king.
The cosmetics, wardrobe and all her belongings -
Are waiting eagerly to have a touch of her hand.

My beloved, my heart's closest
Departed amidst her life's mid-way,
In a moment I lost - all at a time
With no meaning to live anyway.

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Am itava (30.10.2013)



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Submitted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Edited: Saturday, July 19, 2014

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  • Akhtar Jawad (6/10/2014 10:47:00 AM)

    It's a very impressive poem. The reader becomes sad and that is the effectiveness of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (3/27/2014 3:40:00 AM)

    Amitava, you describe so well what life is like after someone you've loved has died.
    Her beauty, your feelings for her, how she made you feel, how she was everything
    to you. All of her things, her belongings as she left them, your poignant sorrow is
    draped over everything in your life now. In one moment your life lost all meaning.
    Very well written poem, very intense, Amitava. Very good. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (11/2/2013 12:44:00 PM)

    Your sense of loss is overwhelming and I believe overwhelms you. Losing a loved one is the hardest thing to accept and only time will heal. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (10/31/2013 11:06:00 AM)

    Beautiful write with the depth of your love and the sadness you feel like echoes across a great canyon as wide and far reaching as your sense of loss! (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (10/31/2013 8:38:00 AM)

    A very emotional write full of sad feelings and very haunting.
    Your beloved is gone and only good memories can
    sustain and lift you up. The sun will shine again one day.
    Keep looking up! (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (10/31/2013 6:02:00 AM)

    Great sadness in these words. These situations are incredibly tough and you have to get yourself out before you fall in. How ever hard it may be. i'm still climbing. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/31/2013 12:32:00 AM)

    A very moving write... I can feel your deep sense of loss poignantly expressed in these lines! Is it fictional or real, I wonder! ! (Report) Reply

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