Journey

Now
do I begin again
make a fresh start
out of the heaps of stale rotten life
jasmine still spreads its scent far and wide
plates rattle in kitchens half-lit and stuffy
hungry with an insatiable appetite for life
I begin…
would like to begin
again
sail out with Noah…
species of my dreams
stashed away in the depths of my heart
held in my arms to keep them fresh
the spumes not to make them soggy
when I reach
where the sun rises on another horizon
and once I reach there
I end…
Then

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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.

3 thoughts on “Journey

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” and once I reach there I end ” followed by the intriguing ,”Then” ,concludes what struck me in particular as a wistful poem with retrospective , downbeat , overtones.

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  2. Madhumita Ghosh

    Thank you very much Louis for your observation. The poem is about a re-beginning , a fresh start after a fall, in the journey of life.
    I had written this poem after a major setback, almost reaching a much sought-for success and then falling behind.

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