The Voyage

It’s a tale of the storm and the sea
the sails ripped apart
on a feathery boat
they ride the waves
soaking in the spumes
tired eyes glinting in the sun
focussing
on a shore far away
they have to reach
before they die.

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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 “The Voyage

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Intriguing and alluding to more than is made apparent in the poem itself,”The Voyage” strikes me as a precursor to a longer narrative. The storm and the sea and the faraway shore recur throughout fables and legends, most notably The Odyssey and The Chronicles of Narnia.

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  2. Madhumita Ghosh

    Yes, the stormy sea and the faraway shore do recur in legends myths and sagas. I have used it as a symbol for the journey of life. Thank you very much Louis Kasatkin for your well-observed comment.
    I did mean to allude to many meanings in the poem and am so happy you could see them.
    Thank you.

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