Biswajit Ganguly

Rookie - 41 Points (1980 / Kolkata)

I Saw Poetic City Life - Poem by Biswajit Ganguly

I saw your back
On a lonely bench of a lover's park,
I saw your soft reflection of smile
On the water surface of a lake in a morning,
I saw your hide and seek play
In the naughty crowd of a shopping complex,
I saw your rush
On the platform of Metro rail,
I saw your amusement
Near a children's park,
I saw your tears
On a sudden boisterous riot,
I saw your enthusiasm
On the big festive days,
I saw your changing trends
Through fashion choices of people,
I saw your attraction
Through the curves of super models on ramp,
I saw your advertisement
On the big hoarding and banner on street crossings,
I saw your politics
On the determined faces of marching youths,
I saw your no-movement
In the traffic jams,
I saw your dynamism
In the rush hour of corporate guys,
I saw your poverty
On jaded clothes of a mother and child sitting on footpath,
I saw your grievances and daily quarrel
In the slums area people living below poverty line,
I saw your ornaments
On upcoming bridges and skyscrapers,
I saw your benevolent attitude
In the fund raising activities,

I saw your selfishness
In licking an ice cream alone,
I saw your freedom
In dancing with kids in rain,
I saw your flying kisses
On butterfly's wings in my garden,
I saw your chatting with people
In open street cafés,
I saw your soft desire
In a candle lit dinner of a five star hotel.

I saw You
Breathing within me
And breathing with every other citizen
Who breathe with you –
Every day, every hour, every second…


Comments about I Saw Poetic City Life by Biswajit Ganguly

  • (4/28/2010 2:52:00 PM)


    very nice and interesting poem, nice comparison of situations and feelings.
    enjoyed reading our poem. keep up the good work.
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  • (4/26/2010 4:53:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Dickson Mseti (4/26/2010 4:14:00 AM)


    POETS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON. LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEY ARE LIKE SOLDIERS IN WAR.THEY RESCUE EACH OTHER, HELP EACH OTHER AND DIE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.THANK YOU FOR BEING A POET. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 26, 2010



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