Change the way

Open the door and a spell of silence
If I can call you now or later…

Night is prefaced by a sultry evening
Now a soothing breeze blowing,
A piece of paper is flying around
Scrap of paper or is it done away with?

Smell means flowers and perhaps spring
Is there a swarm of honey bees on a tiny flower?
Where to find them in silent hours?

Immerse in this darkly universe
If only one can think of survival,
Life is barely getting a look in now.

If I want to capture the mien of my circle
It is the time to go back behind the eyes
And change the way to see the world.

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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.

8 thoughts on “Change the way

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Perceptions and perspectives , whether psychological or temporal are invariably provide a rich seam of possible narrative tropes for skilled and skilfull practitioners of the poetic art.Did I detect something of Borges and magic realism in this ?

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    This poem comprises one of the twelve chosen for inclusion in ” PICK OF THE POEMS “,an Editorial selection of the best poems posted during the final quarterly Calendar period October 1 onwards here at Destiny Poets.Our Facebook carried the original announcement on Tuesday,11 December ,” PICK OF THE POEMS ” is an Editorial Selection of poems posted in each Quarterly period throughout the year at The selection is tabulated in alphabetical order and PART 4 are choices made from the final quarterly Calendar period October 1 onwards. This notification is also posted and can be viewed under HEAR HEAR at * Broken Doll – Iulia Gherghei..* Change the way – Gopal Lahiri..* Daydreams – Suzanne Parlee..* Does a pebble feel lonely ? – Sharton E. Walker..* For God so loved the World – Elizabeth Hexberg..* Irony – Sana Rose..* Joker’s suicide – Amol Redij..* My life so far – Ken Allan..* Out of these broken chords – Elizabeth Castillo..* Poetry Drinks de.- Dom Kafley..* Shine a little light – Jan C.Sorensen..* Vibrant Street – Sunil Sharma ..

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