The Return

What have been made of the land of dreams

The calm and patience is woken up by screams

Wandering feelings surrender to the lonely streams

So many images obscure because they are afar

Night’s canopy feels fatigued for lack of stars

Ancient dreams swim across times of incessant wars

Return of abundance, new desires- tells the flare star

Unbelief will transform into the prodigious beams

~Amitav

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6 thoughts on “The Return

  1. Wow, Amitav, that is a gorgeous poem. Your poetry is so mature like your other stories. The poem is so refined. You know my dad passed away 11 years ago, he used to be a great writer and I learn to do poetry from him. I have tons of poems written since grade sixth but have no courage to post them. They are in Punjabi, Urdu and English. I was very impressed by my dad, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Wordsworth. In this poem fifth line is my very favorite line. Hey Thanks for the Birthday wishes. My husband didn’t let me touch the blog yesterday so I couldn’t say ” Thank you” to any of you. Zhara has my dad’s jeans too.

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    1. Thank you so much. My deepest respect for your dad. He lives on through his poetry. I feel you should publish the poems you have written. Language is never a barrier. Regional languages have such beautiful earthy feel; the essence of life is understood by reading them. I like Rumi, Kahlil Gibran, Nazim Hikmet, Rabindranath Tagore and many others. Among contemporary poets, I feel Gilzar saab’s poetry has great depth. A well written poetry transcends language barriers. The feelings are expressed in the rhythm.

      I understand. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and my best wishes for you. Encourage Zahra to write and express her perspectives of life through it. Blessings for her!

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      1. Thank you, Okay I will put them together some day. Yes I love Rumi, even my husband loves Rumi, although he can’t read my language at all but he has Rumi’s books In English. Rabindranath Tagore’s work is an asset for all of us. Yes, we do encourage Zahra and even my five years old was very impressed by his sister and wrote a story yesterday, then he asked me if I would like to post it on my blog. I thought why not so I ma going to create a “Zee corner for their work as they all there starts with Z. Stay blessed and stay connected!

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      2. I too read the translations and their work is the soul of poetry. I feel Reading Rumi is essential to understand life. Tagore’s work is also profound.
        Thank you! I look forward to reading your work.
        That will be awesome! We can learn from children, and their creative minds will shape the future. Both of them will have a dedicated space for their work.

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