Indranil Bhaduri

(Kolkata, India)

Caterpillar


I gazed towards the window
And found a caterpillar crawling,
With eager thoughts in my heart
I kept myself staring.
From where did it come
And what questions does it throw,
I dreamt of the Garden of Eden
As my soul wished to know.
A sparkling day was ahead
After the dark veil,
To transform a crippled life
From dead feelings to real,
I felt a heavenly fragrance
And lit up my somber mind,
A butterfly was in the making
Leaving all the gloom behind.
I expressed my budding joy
With passionate notes on the lip,
As the newborn wings of illumination
Thus brightened the broken ship.

Copyright © 2013 Indranil Bhaduri

Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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  • Rookie - 216 Points Shania K. Younce (10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM)

    I fine that the poem has detail. I've enjoyed reading it. I hope you write all the things you wish to write. It is a good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 216 Points Lauren A (9/8/2013 8:28:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem :) I love how it starts with something simple as a caterpillar, then it becomes something so beautifully wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 156 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (8/24/2013 8:59:00 AM)

    I enjoyed your butterflys. We've had a good summer here in England with an abundace of the beautiful peacock
    butterfly. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 401 Points Kaila George (8/12/2013 11:55:00 PM)

    Oh my this is just beautiful...really it is sir....its beauty shown through out the whole of this wonderful write of yours...sigh...10+ (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,350 Points Roseann Shawiak (8/3/2013 12:27:00 AM)

    Very enlightening! I like this poem's expression of hope for the future - A butterfly was in the making. Always question everything, it brings depth to your poetry. Thank you for inviting me to read your poetry. Sorry it took so long. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 533 Points Unwritten Soul (8/3/2013 12:08:00 AM)

    Beautiful wording!
    Wearing mask of inner beauty always being mistakenly something not real us
    Till someone bare what lies inside thats how they see what true is
    and it will appear in physical slowly, ugly turn beauty when heart come to believe
    _SOul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Lalaine Rebamonte (8/2/2013 9:30:00 AM)

    I made me imagine a life cycle of a butterfly which means hope and faith for me. It was a good piece out from a direct observation from your environment. Just continue writing and I know you can express more in relating to the current issues in your country. That would also somehow enlighten others.(just an opinion) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,478 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/31/2013 5:19:00 AM)

    a transformation we all experience....from foetus to a bubbling baby that then takes wings and soars as a man. loved this poem. (Report) Reply

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