Christmas 2011

The holy night sings

Peals of laughter and cheer

Dazzle the starry sky

Fairy lights smile

Through a night very bright

Not so calm

At the street corner

In dingy rooms

Mother and child

Huddle into a shapeless form

A mass of darkness

Melting into a holy night

Blinding car lights zoom past

Mobile midnight mass

In polyphonic pristine perfection

Ring through a holy night

As Infants tender

And mothers gentle

Sleep though

Afraid to dream of a heavenly sleep

Dreaming of a miracle

A magical mystery morn

Drinks overflow

Food smashed

Polished shoes on polished floors

A holy child peers through a frosted pane

For a gleam

Of a redeeming grace.

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About Madhumita Ghosh

Studied at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. M.A. M.Phil Ph.D in English. Associate Professor in a degree college affiliated to Calcutta university. Love reading, writing poems and short stories. Translation is another passion Have translated English Romantic poetry to Bengali and Tagore poems to English.

1 thought on “Christmas 2011

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Incisive and dispassionate.The sharp dichotomies between light and celebration as against “food smashed” and “huddling”,for instance are skilfully highlighted with your customary poetic verve.


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