Pradip Chattopadhyay

Veteran Poet - 3,217 Points (28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

Past bricks and weeds

The daughter married off went to a distant land
Leaving them to rue absence of her tender hand
He would till the garden she would tend to him
In that house the couple passed days in dream.

How love hides itself for years stubbornly mute
Till loneliness gives it a face grows it a firmer root
In the tears of sunset years brings it one restart
Once more finds the door to the old couple’s heart.

Two doves of love they looked standing at the gate
In the evening hours together two perfect soulmate
When one day told her wail she lost her living spark
Dropped down dead her man in the garden at his work.

Months passed and she would be seen alone at the gate
With a vacant look in her eyes in white mournful wait
Pleaded though her daughter she should live at her place
The widow clung to her wish of staying at his address.

She lived few more years then went to look for him
The house was left empty like an abandoned dream
A notice was hung on the gate it was put up for sale
The couple was forgotten their memory soon grew pale.

On my walk by the house if I happened to look at it
Would think of the days they spent in love so sweet
The iron grill was rusted and cobwebbed was its door
As if never would come there two loving souls anymore.

This morn as I was passing by saw a woman's face
Standing at the weeded lawn of that lost address
In my eyes danced a thrill into the heart it spread
Must have made their love's abode a couple newlywed.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Topic of this poem: love

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 (Past bricks and weeds by Pradip Chattopadhyay )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Sonnet XVII, Pablo Neruda
  10. Christ: The Light Of The World, Denis Martindale

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »


Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Those Ignorant Steps, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. Pen Me Passion, Shania K. Younce
  3. Curiosity's Appetite, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Why Do Bad Things happen to good people?, Shania K. Younce
  5. Kira My Love, Michael P. McParland
  6. Full Understanding, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Devil Does Find My Need, Adeosun Olamide
  8. Peterborough Cry, Moses Samandar
  9. Take Care, Milady, Lawrence Beck
  10. Topics And Themes, Lawrence S. Pertillar
[Hata Bildir]