Arjun L. Sen

Rookie (28 June 1956 / Calcutta, India)

Old Photo

I came across a photo on the internet
Of a place in the hills I knew so well from childhood
There it was still, a big wooden rain-swept building
And the legend on its front: 'Kurseong,4864 ft'
Behind it, a hint of Himalayan hills
grey-shouldered, sulking against the chilly rain
And joy! flashes of boyhood summers
Went past, of scraped knees, flannels and sunshine
And tears pressed behind my eyes as I mourned

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