Amitava Sur

(20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

An Angel In The Night

In the misty moon -lit night an angel did alight
Peeped me through the window-
With my beloved holding tight.
She was smiling at me with a gleam
Having a glowing ring all around her head.

I jumped up with a maddening joy -
And told her to come to me.
But with a majestic smile in her face
She was nodding her head, didn't move.
I asked her - 'then why my dear..... again to make me cry '!

She told me 'Oh' dear I also do cry and ought to be with thine
But the body what I left, can never get back again.
The angel brought me tonight to see you and tell-
I was always yours and still I am thine'.

With a pool of tears in my eyes I stretched my hands out,
The angel with a grin started to fly -
Clasping you under her wings, saying good bye.

I sprang up in my bed, rubbing my tearing eyes
Still in a hallucination thinking where was I?
In the morning's soothing light - I looked up in the sky
I shouted with a cry ' I will come very soon -you wait for mine '

A white cloud was passing -
Slowly away from my sight………
Amitava (20.01.2014) on my birth day today.


Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2014
Edited: Saturday, July 19, 2014

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On my birth day today, I'm missing my loved too much and this poem is dedicated on her memory

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  • Akhtar Jawad (7/10/2014 3:21:00 AM)

    I have read many poems on a birthday but this one is different in style. Although too late but I wish many more to lovely Amitava. I expect next time I shall read another beautiful poem from Amitava. (Report) Reply

  • Kirti Sharma (6/28/2014 12:29:00 AM)

    belated Happy Birthday sir...
    your work is really brautiful...
    each line makes the reader feel how much you are missin your loved one.. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (4/6/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    .this work reaches heart.and comes straight from your heart...........lovely descriptive write.......

    You may like- - Rosy lay (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (3/28/2014 1:34:00 AM)

    Amitava, beautiful, sad, some joy, all in one poem. Got a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.
    Wanted you to be able to hold on to her, but the angel took her away from you again in your
    poem. Totally loved it, Amitava, it's a perfect 10. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/21/2014 1:02:00 PM)

    Very beautiful and poignant Amitava. Those of us who have lost loved ones can relate to this, yearning to see them again. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/21/2014 12:12:00 AM)

    this a beautiful poem, , , laden with emotions and your love for her even when she is not here with you, , , , great write (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (1/20/2014 1:49:00 PM)

    Happy birthday, and i join Valsa ji in her wishes and prayers...the poem has a deep touch of nostalgia...the lines added in quotation marks are adding a dramatic element into this passionate write up! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/20/2014 9:50:00 AM)

    Amitava, first of all let me wish you a very Happy Birthday and a year ahead of joy and success in whatever you undertake!

    This write has really touched me.... I can feel your pain and your sense of loneliness! Be comforted at the thought that at least in your dream, you got a glimpse of her! By next birthday, may someone come into your life to give you cheer! ! (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (1/20/2014 4:18:00 AM)

    A really lovely poem with a sad story to tell The angel brought me this night to see you and to tell i was always yours and still i am thine. A very emotional poem lovely to read (Report) Reply

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