Suman Kumar Das

My Shadow - Poem by Suman Kumar Das

Somebody knocks gently
At the door of my hushed heart.
‘Who is there? ’ I ask,
But get no reply in return.
When I open the door
Only view a light shadow
Receding slowly far from me.

I know not when comes
And when goes that shadow,
Still it feels very close to me.
Sometimes I refrain myself
From opening the door,
Lest that would disappear.

But I can’t stop my curiosity
Wish to discern the identity.
Finally I realize the truth;
That is none but my own shadow.

Topic(s) of this poem: shade

Comments about My Shadow by Suman Kumar Das

  • Sarojkanta Dash (6/22/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    loved the distinct soft note of the poem- very apt to deal with the theme. suppose you did not undo the mystery at the end? (Report) Reply

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  • Abhipsa Tripathy (5/25/2014 6:59:00 AM)

    My shadow, its a very nice poem, thought. It shows the recognization to your self. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (5/21/2014 4:44:00 AM)

    What a write! Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • (5/19/2014 1:27:00 AM)

    recognizing self is an arduous task, almost unachievable. great thought, Suman. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

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