Christmas 2012

A blanket foggy
wraps our world in a stupor
joy stifled
innocence raped
life stands still, mute
as gentle mothers live not
to nurse tender babes

The north wind forgets not to blow
brings in blessings from heaven
from two millenniums ago

Little hearts beat in hope
in trepidation
on a silent holy night
wait to see another blessed birth
fear many more deaths
of little lambs woolly bright
lying bleeding on the road

The heavens smile
the star twinkles
showing us the way
we sleep a thousand years’ sleep
miss the 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.

2 thoughts on “Christmas 2012

  1. tapeshwar

    RESCUE

    The rescuer
    A Reformer
    If ever, with
    Helping hand
    Will enquire
    The destiny
    Nought!

    Askance look
    With vigil eyes
    Will always, book
    The newcomer
    Suspicious, of its
    Copious nature
    Full awake!

    It will certainly
    Pain me
    One day
    To say
    Good-bye
    To thee all
    In my rescue

    Reply

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