Treasure Island

Sudeep Sen

(1964 - / New Delhi / India)

Flying Home


I meticulously stitch time through the embroidered sky,
through its unpredictable lumps and hollows. I

am going home once again from another
home, escaping the weave of reality into another

one, one that gently reminds and stalls
to confirm: my body is the step-son of my soul.

But what talk of soul and skin
in this day and age, such ephemeral things

that cross-weaves blood and breath
into clotted zones of true escape.

What talk of flight time and flying
when real flights of fancy are crying

to stay buoyant unpredictably in mid-air
amid pain, peace, and belief: just like thin air

sketches, where another home is built
in free space vacuum, as another patchwork quilt

is quietly wrapped around, gently, in memoriam.

Submitted: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Edited: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Flying Home by Sudeep Sen )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Death.. My Ultimate Inspiration, Ruma Chaudhuri
  2. Further Trivializing Their Quick To Get .., Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. let's get whimsical..., Mandolyn ...
  4. Mute, I Am Krakatoa
  5. Nuptial Vow, Tony Adah
  6. PIGHEADEDNESS 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  7. mystic myth, subash parajuli
  8. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, Beryl Dov
  9. FAITH 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  10. JIHADISTS' EXORCISM, Gianni Pansensoy

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]