Diptesh Augustine Sarkar


To a Fire Fly


In the darkness
my soul cried out
even a faint glow was enough.
You at such an hour
were darting about
with a luminescence down at your tail
and I was enraptured at your
prize denouement.
But at a little distance
on that restless night
an earthen lamp was flickering:
it overwhelmed me
its dauntless resistance
to wind and darkness
its lone battle—
and alas! Couldn't help my feet
doddering to its proximity…

(Nov the 7th 2000)

Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Edited: Monday, May 21, 2012
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