Veil of life

Glimpsed of your shadow on the wall, on the terrace

Ragged and earn dubious pleasures in stimuli,

Steady gloom via sweet memories of honey

Want to hide and escape in the deep darkness like

Stars in the tiniest of forms praying for rain

Undone by the larky steps of the fading clouds,

Light and shadows that blends love and loss in your life

The dense and intense look betrays the sweating face

Each note of glowing living creatures looms large

That the power you stand for always unlike others

And none cry out as we drift apart in slow speed,

Dripping air and silent music lure in a way

That goes to the heart of the blistering comet

Soft-footed moon lifts the veil of life at the end.


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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.

2 thoughts on “Veil of life

  1. lokesh roy

    The terrace has always been a place where lovers do meet-specially in a Indian milieu . A lot happens there and a lot yet to happen . ‘Veil of life’ is, but an extension of those beautiful moments , relived through an equally beautiful imagery by Gopal Lahiri !


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