Treasure Island

Amitava Sur

(20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

Following A Practice


Getting rid of the pricking pains
I had in losing you,
Many of them advise me -
'Better You practice to forget her'.
But instead I find myself -
To be far more attached to you
Following the practice
Of never recalling you.

Grasping a new matter
Is difficult so far I knew
But forgetting
Is not easy even -
That's what I'm convinced now.

It's very easy to advise someone
To forget them who had left
But truly it's difficult enough
To erase those fond memories.

Just to say for the sake of saying
We invariably do say something.
But mostly we not think before
'Am I really doing any justice to it'?
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Amitava (20.06.2014) 3-15 am

Submitted: Friday, June 20, 2014
Edited: Monday, June 23, 2014

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This poem I wrote in the memory my loved who left me and this earth on such a day. Remembering her today, I wrote this poem. Let her soul rest in a peaceful abode.

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  • Lyn Paul (6/25/2014 8:31:00 PM)

    Even though we must move on there is no harm in cherishing our memories. These memories are often fun and laughter. Your writing too helps you to heal. Keep smiling Amitava (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/23/2014 1:33:00 AM)

    We all understand that it is easy to advise someone to forget things, but very hard to erace faces painted in vivid colours on mind's canvas or incidents that are deeply ingrained in our active memory..... But there is no point in dwelling in the past which we can never call back... Am moved by the poignancy of this write, Amitava! (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (6/21/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Very true said, it is very easy to tell forget, but the more stress we put on to forget the more we get attached to it. This is fact. Only by keeping ourselves engaged in one thing or other can make us forget, thought not altogether. Meditation can really help a lot, it can bring changes in our thoughts too.... Walking and meeting friends can also help a lot. I know its not that easy to forget the memories of so many years. But never stress yourself to forget it. let the things happen on its own. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (6/21/2014 8:38:00 AM)

    Hasrat Mohani says....
    Bhulata lajh hoon lekin barabar yad aate hayn....Ilahi tarke ulfat par woh keyun kar yad aate hayn (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/21/2014 7:32:00 AM)

    But truly it's difficult enough
    To erase those fond memories.
    Forgetting someone whom one loved is impossible. It is better to recall fond memories and live that way. After all that person would like one to live well. Beautiful poem. May love last. (Report) Reply

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