Pradip Chattopadhyay

Silver Star - 3,265 Points (28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

The Boat And The River - Poem by Pradip Chattopadhyay

On the deserted riverbank
lay the painted boat
his youth glistening in the half baked noon,
the river wide beckoned him to taste her depth,
skim her stretch and see her other side.
The boat was raring to go
riding the wide river's tide
masts high up full steam
to wherever she would carry him.
At each call of the river
his oars rended a soulful cry,
the river echoed him back
holding into her his futile longing
her waves wreathing in agony on the shore
if that could fetch him to her embrace.

The half baked noon
dull empty unchanging
knew
there wasn't a way he could ever launch into her....
the painted boat on the painted river!


Comments about The Boat And The River by Pradip Chattopadhyay

  • Gold Star - 27,422 Points Valsa George (7/31/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    A very novel theme for a poem! A painted boat on a painted river.... longing in futility to know each other in depth! !
    Enjoyed this beautiful poem! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,229 Points Geetha Jayakumar (7/29/2013 12:25:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem.... In depth meaning, (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,579 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/29/2013 12:00:00 PM)

    many people could have been to this place..very nice.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013


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