Under the spell



Let the darkness helplessly wonder

For the hours in the night

Lie open, bare and empty,

Alone it can do little.

One never learns, at least, not at first.


Early morning sun begins to stream in

Relaxes, stretches out, under the spell,

The slow flapping of birds across hills,

The steady winds in the tall trees,

The green leaves come to life again.


The old torn letters remain unread

The hand written words,

Round and legible in blue ink,

Begins to build, to play, and to turn over

In gentle speed like current ripples.


The marks of a lonely mind,

I do not exactly know

What problems it may toss up

Against all the tardy resolutions

Slowly blurs in the building clouds.



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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.

5 thoughts on “Under the spell

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