The Crucible

Few drops or rain fills the crucible

Torrential rains caused it to overflow

Belligerently lashing at it with thousand whips

Crucible can’t keep steady for long

It loses balance and tilts over in exhaustion

Emptying itself of all the collected rain

Cracks appear and soul seep through them

Few drops of rain nurtures life

In excess, it inundates and uproots life

Beleaguered crucible ends the journey far away

Nondescript land without any name©

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  1. Few drops of rain nurtures life

    In excess, it inundates and uproots life

    Beleaguered crucible ends the journey far away

    Nondescript land without any name

    Beautiful use of imagery, Amitav! I was at an outdoor wedding yesterday. Just as the ceremony was over, a very light rain began to fall. The drops were cool and refreshing after sitting through the ceremony. We were all safely inside before the torrential rains started. As I was reading this piece, I was picturing the end of the ceremony had the torrential rains started 20 minutes earlier…

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    1. Thank you so much, Tanya. Always a delight to read you comments and the thoughts that you share. I guess Universe has a way of putting words in a writer; to be conveyed to the world. You have written a book and writing the second one, your inspiration and storytelling came together for a reason. Your ideas and stories will travel far and readers will relate to the tales that you narrate. Best wishes to you my friend.

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