The Beautiful Night


Tonight all the glowing tiny stars strive

to reveal more than they can tell easily,

Spins out lovely surreal composition and

light up a series of spots in the darkness.


The moon is perhaps behind the real time

it seems safe to come out in the vast open,

The noiseless renderings of sound and smell,

her unheard story told in numbered segments.


Reflections are everywhere, beyond everything

gaze out as if being trapped inside a large cage,

Sitting round the fire, the never ending story

every single word contains another word within.


The resilient wind takes the inventive lead

struggle amidst fears, prosper under cloud,

Shifting time frames, voices in different heads,

who gets what? a question remains unanswered.



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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.

3 thoughts on “The Beautiful Night

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Gopal’s ” The beautiful night “, conveys a sublime poetic tranquility that pervades the reader’s senses.

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . January’s Poem of the Month is..” Calcutta Confessions ” – Mukherjee Twish. Highly Commended ( tabulated in alphabetical order) are…*”Astrakhan Collars” – Gina McKnight ; “Awakenings” – Elizabeth Castillo ; “Beautiful Night” – Gopal Lahiri ; ” Could do better” – Steve Keates ; “Far away friend” – Iulia Gherghei ; “From the bedside of the sick” – Sunil Sharma ; “How can I” – Diwakar Pokhriyal ; “Moonflies on my skin” – Reena Prasad ; “Rainbow surfing” – Rahul Aithal ; ” Stand still ” – Sharon Elizabeth Walker ; “This is life” – Nalini Srivastava ; ” Unidentified Voice” – Prakash Dhamala


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