Our Landscape

 

Do not want to stray from the sunken plot

We dive deep into the cold water

Feel the muscles of the tidal waves.

 

Shrinking within, the roving eyes

Subdues in the flame orange sun

One bird alone in the roasted sky.

 

The silent sound of the clouds rumble up

Fear clings, fear settles in a hurry

Evading the fisherman’s spreading net.

 

A ragged field far away from us

The slow water lap the lonely bank

The gentle cold breaks in slowly.

 

In waiting for the dream, it swear

It seems to care what we are,

Our backdrop, our love in the dark.

 

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About gopallahiri

Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. He has had five poetry collections in Bengali (mother tongue) and five collections in English. His poems appeared in print and electronic publications worldwide. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites and magazines.

1 thought on “Our Landscape

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A very vivid poem ,one that has, what seem to the reader to be, surreal elements. A couple of the lines left their mark on my sensibilities; ” A ragged field far away from us “,and ” it seems to care what we are “. The elements appear to be imbued with something like consciousness that take the narrative into magic realist territory,albeit gently.

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