Treasure Island

Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)


Stares at him a blank page
Stares at him a blind rage
Stares at him a maddening pause
Stares at him an indeterminable cause

It seems so unfair
Before him is only laid bare
A taunting silence
Tearing into his patience
Dragging him down to bottom
Raising him up the cliff
Tossing him in the storm
Showing him no relief!

And it’s precisely then
Over the shattering pain
Emerges a newly born light...

He feels a palpable might.

He rejoices in its voice.

Past the night’s turbulence
Would be revealed at the dawn
The hidden shapes in the silence
The picture fully drawn!

A picture sans all flaws
For you drawn on the canvas
Making redundant a cause
For effects that far surpass!

Submitted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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  • Ed Nigma (1/31/2014 5:02:00 AM)

    I like this poem as it is the emotional and mental roller coaster of any Artist of any kind and what it feels like when imagination is taking a nap only to have I reawaken and the creativity begins to flow. Nicely Done! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/30/2014 1:47:00 AM)

    From vagueness when a poem is born, from a blank canvas, when a masterpiece finally emerges, it is a moment of triumph for the artist! You have succeeded in bringing out the void and the resultant frustration felt by a creative artist at the beginning of his attempt and the final exultation over the glimpse of an astonishingly finished product! !

    Great poem! A sure 10 (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (1/29/2014 10:51:00 AM)

    Beautiful lines.
    The hidden shapes in the silence
    The picture fully drawn!
    Beautiful poem with good flow of words. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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