Halloween

Populous orchards bending down

With a heavy sweet burden

Of the serpent’s fruit

Red and golden

Enticing heaven’s own cherubins

Innocent eyes sparkling

Through devil’s glorious painted visage

Feasts and candies galore

Tricked into a treat.

A spooky moon

Travels across the sky

Shines on puny skeletal frames

Tricking stray mongrels

For a treat off roadside vats.

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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.

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