Divided Mind


This morning is intrepid and excavating,

Look up at the sky and the paper thin clouds

Of the rolling hill and the underneath glow,

The playfulness and lightness of touch are not at odds

That knows perhaps all our pain and foibles.

Instead of ignoring and edging towards the door,

Words shuttle back and forth like lilting melodies

The finely tuned birdsongs aspire to be a major voice-

Repetitions and echoes owe something to the breeze,

Portray the strong pulls in our divided mind

Transport us to the land of all too sad yet real,

In every letter, in every word, we spin contrasts

Nothing is permanent, never simply repeats or

Pack with rage and fury and built to last forever.



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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.

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