Shamik Bose


that ferocious river


That ferocious river scavenging this earth
Brutal and merciless, her hunger obnoxious
Turning muds incessant,
fierce flowing waters;
Blistering blows unforgiven from her birth
That ferocious river scavenging this earth

That anger violent in the sound of fountain,
precipitous from a violent height, grey and abandoned,
in the mist of a cloud's hey,
amidst phosphorous drops of ray,
reverberates in angst gay,
bursts now in thousands foams,
like a cracker's joys in bludgeons
That ferocious river scavenging this earth

copyright: shamik bose 2009

Submitted: Wednesday, December 02, 2009

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  • Rookie Raj Nandy (12/3/2009 11:02:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem! It tingled old memories! In my school days in Cal.
    I had seen a movie at The Ligthouse called -'The River Of No Return'! While reading your poem - a few flash backs did occur! Thanks!
    -Raj (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Seema Chowdhury (12/3/2009 6:18:00 AM)

    that ferociousriver scavenging this earth.....this says it all.
    very thoughtful poem.
    thanks for sharing
    take care (Report) Reply

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