Pinaki Dewan

Veteran Poet - 1,452 Points (24-09-1997 / India)

A Sonnet For The Fox That Ate Me - Poem by Pinaki Dewan

There was a tree, alone and without fruits;
I was under it, when I met the fox;
It ate me, like it had eaten the ox,
But still I watched o'er it from the dark roots.

I had seen countless owls hooting at midnight
To a fox that had lost its way in town,
But I had never seen anyone so down,
As was the fox when it thought o'er its plight.

But the tree was a compassionate slut:
It gave the fox shelter from its own sighs,
Fixed its broken limbs and broken eyes,
And pasted a mask o'er its broken face.

But the lost being lost soon its form and cut
The very tree that had given it place.

Topic(s) of this poem: feminism, psychological, social, symbolic

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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