Mandira Mitra


Divorce 1 - Poem by Mandira Mitra

I would erase all memory of you, I would
Strike out word upon word with delight
Dissect your well meaning promises
And say, ‘Here he was false, here light.’
I would, my sanity requires so,
Scout back, and discover a new fangled you.
Observe with calm precision of thought
Where it all went awry, where I ought
To have loved less, or none at all, or I
Should not so shattered be at a small goodbye.
I would delet all pictures of the mind
All letters burn, and rather believe
You laugh, and take another in your arms
When abrupt squalls bathe me down in grief.
I would, beloved, do it with a surgeon’s heart
Save in parting from you thus, I from myself part.


Comments about Divorce 1 by Mandira Mitra

  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (4/2/2008 11:10:00 AM)


    Excellent poem with all emotions (Report) Reply

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  • K. V. Venkataramana (3/27/2008 2:25:00 AM)


    Your poem displays your predicament most beautifully. Congrats1 (Report) Reply

  • Jibin Joseph (12/19/2006 3:05:00 AM)


    I would erase all memory of you, I would
    Strike out word upon word with delight

    great emotions potrayed
    keep writing
    peace
    jibin
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  • (8/4/2006 12:40:00 AM)


    very very sad but well written piece Mandira...love...nalini (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010


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