Sumantra Ghosh

Rookie (30.04.1987 / Arambagh, India, Universe)

Dancers - Poem by Sumantra Ghosh

I see them dance.
At every sleepless night they come
Like daughters of the mist, take the shapes of the dancers
Curved upon the temples and dance.
Light gleams from the moon as love gleams through tears,
And they wave like the flames of the candles
Arbitrarily set.
They dissolve after time unknown like that witches,
And a gust of cold wind kisses me and departs.
I then dissolve into sleep.

Life is like a river,
It flows because it has to flow.
I wake
I eat
Go to office
Do my jobs
Exchange smiles
Return home
Cook again and eat
Watch movies
And at holidays attend parties
What for all these?

They did not told us but mould us not to question.
Parents
Teachers
Unions
The State
And the Nation
All are the same
The question does not haunt them;
If it does they know the technique to avoid it. So,
They live, they die
They laugh, they cry
They love, they kiss
They eat, they piss
Peacefully
They dream, they sleep
They work, they creep

I need to sleep
I need also to dissolve into sleep
So, I see them dance…

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 26, 2010



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