Jyotishman Debnath


The Painter - Poem by Jyotishman Debnath

I wanted to draw a painting
on the canvas called life...
beatiful, mystic yet attractive..

I started adding on colours
of love, of desire, of hope..
even of envey..

when I finished nothing was there..
except a paper of overlapping colours
loughing at me for my unskillfulness! ! !


so I started removing layers one by one
I went on and on....
till I found a blank canvas once again...


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 7, 2010


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