Prayag Saikia

Dream - Poem by Prayag Saikia

A poem loses its form
If it veers from the fables
Lord Krishna always remains

In the prayers of my iconoclast ma
A Borgeet1 becomes the morning prayer
Tejare Kamalapati2
The sleep is broken
Verse is added to the fable
Our Krishna in his ten manifestations

The nectar of Ghosa6 flows
I am in the bridge of poetry
In the Gosainghar7
With my mother
One day
She handed me a pen
Narrating a story
Your father dreamt
In the Gosainghar7
The feeling of touch of a book
On his arm
As he felt
He found
Not a book
But you
In your baby form
The dream is nice
So good
But if you don't wield the pen
Would the dream
Turn into a reality

1-Assamese Devotional song; 2 - A borgeet
3-Fish,4-Turtle,5-A human-lion combination
6- Opening line of prayers; 7 - Prayer room

(Translated from original Assamese by Bibekananda Choudhury)

Topic(s) of this poem: dream

Form: Blank Verse

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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