Night of lanterns

Night of lanterns

Somewhere, far away
air smells burnt leaves
stimulate chaos.

no wall paper in the sitting room
the dusted guitar lies unloved,
whose hands hold mine?

night of lanterns deepens
pleasurably medieval,
now visible
those tiny stars
earlier lost in mist,

the light rays
scrape it across the wounds
something else emerges
offers resistance,

you wait there, fighting
against the inexorable pull.

sharp shadows on
the blank wall,
curve down through
and over the voice.

Still you connect me
to give hope-
darkness still lingers on.

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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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