A Rhapsody on a Windy Afternoon

From the faraway horizon
Where the hills enter the sea
And the sky is born
From the watery wombs of the ocean
The winds come rushing to take my all
Hugs me in a tight embrace
Plunders and ravishes me
I melt
And ooze into the
Green emerald waters.

Your blue eyes speak of a bygone tomorrow
A tomorrow that has passed
And will cross our paths again
On a dawn of a different song
That plays on the hills
Or in a forest.

From a sunken horizon
Where the hills dare the sky
And the clouds
Fondly caress the pine trees
Singing a sonorous rhapsody
The wind comes rushing
Rips me through the bones
Flirts and teases me
I shiver and draw my cloak around
And shy away like a coy bride
From the blue majestic folds.

Your green eyes speak of promises
Of love and hope
For a never ending tomorrow
A tomorrow that has passed
And will cross our paths over and over again
On a dawn
Singing a new rhapsody.

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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.

4 thoughts on “A Rhapsody on a Windy Afternoon

  1. Madhumita Ghosh Post author

    Thank you Louis Kasatkin for the most perfect comment! My lines usually don’t run along without pauses and stops. In this poem I wanted to bring out the gusty, powerful effect of the wind, a kind of being swept away feel. May incorporate punctuation on your advice/suggestion. Thanks.

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