Rites Ghosh


Rain And The Rhyme Of My Mind - Poem by Rites Ghosh

Let rain bring back the rhyme
from beyond mythical hills:
dry stony earth, this page,
cracks of my mind full-
ancient earth, like my dubious poem
losing scents over time,
the arid wind-rush sweeps down
even dusty thoughts-
in the wailful corner
words are chained prisoners-

I felt, pretty swollen clouds
with grey feet once swooped down
over this great banyan tree,
innocent green was disturbed
with blue awefulness around-
one bemused, silent, dim world
not dull, not dull by any means,
almost rife for an esoteric feel-

one day wet hours sprang here
upon my breast as the earth
waited unmoved in the bare rain
for the first violation-
upon her green corridors of life
embracing rain love- brought
blushful promiscuity:
under hedgy leaves' shades
secret sport of hues and smell
blooming another life-
I had no childish jingle upon lips-
rain's stealthy kiss washes me nude
turning me a rhyme of desire:

those trembling rains do not come,
donot come over my pen,
yet I am drowned in hope,
over this sodden earth
the rhyme in my vision
dancing back happily again...


Comments about Rain And The Rhyme Of My Mind by Rites Ghosh

  • Silver Star - 3,265 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/22/2014 2:06:00 AM)

    exquisite poetry, fine craft, poet. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 16,120 Points Mandolyn ... (7/20/2014 10:40:00 AM)

    banyan tree/green corridors of life/no childish jingle upon lips
    this inspired me- really- i dig it more than i dig ditches and put myself in them.
    nice! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 33,355 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/20/2014 10:17:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with so much word power and about nature the rain. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 20, 2014


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