Prayag Saikia


My Pet Garden - Poem by Prayag Saikia

I can't get up
Please stoop and come near my lips
I wish to give you a kiss
I would like to smear a little gulal*
A little gulal of blessing
On the very spot of your forehead
Where the third eye of Neel-lohit† exists
Let me sprinkle the treasure of touch
Intimately on your forehead
Don't think this game of illusion
To be a hindrance
On your achievement of Uttarayan
Gita follower Bibaswan knows
Where lies my salvation
I am not a heroine
To Claim a wish death
I am just a simple entity
That wants to build a garden of love
At this moment
With a withering body
Where you are the blossoms
And
I a butterfly
Illuminated at the ultimate stage of life
Through transformation
Bend down to look
Am I worthy enough
To flow like a river


* Coloured powder used in 'holi festival'

† - Lord Shiva

(Translated from original Assamese by Bibekananda Choudhury)

Topic(s) of this poem: affection

Form: Blank Verse


Comments about My Pet Garden by Prayag Saikia

  • Drtony Brahmin (4/25/2018 7:37:00 AM)

    I wish to give you a kiss
    I would like to smear a little gulal
    A little gulal of blessing
    On the very spot of your forehead.......i am a butterfly illuminated......... such fine imaginations........thank u dear poet.. tony
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 26, 2018


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