Low Tide

June 3, 2008 at 6:19 am 5 comments

Staring at her beautiful heaving breasts,
drinking the nectar of her sweet dreams’ smile,
amused by the whims of her delicate silhouette,
he slept in a confused solitude.

A lifetime he had spent in the closed eyes, hoping
to find a longing in the depth of their blackness,
searching for a search in return.

As every turn of the hourglass stained
his inebriation with cold splashes of blood
familiar in its vanishing warmth,

accouchement resembled a dank prison floor;
silences began to lose their tranquility and spat out,
in spasms, the violent desolate.

And excavated reasons only pricked him
like a rare cactus in that barren landscape.
In scattered tangibles within those spaces
he wept in a disturbance, alone.

© 2007 Ritwik Banerjee

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Life's Elsewhere  |  June 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    That’s strange…the way blood surges up after the first stanza.
    And the all-encompassing despair…
    Strange…I’d have written that 😉

    Reply: Thanks Anindya. I promise to deliver something better the next time!


  • 2. Nikhil  |  June 9, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Very nice! I like the play on words and the imagery… good one! jeep it up! 🙂

    Reply: Thank You Nikhil for your encouragin words.


  • 3. dibbasatya  |  June 11, 2008 at 7:00 am

    can u teach me to write poems like you?

    Reply: I would rather not do something as nasty as that! . . . I can, however, refer you to a few other poets who are capable of ‘teaching’. Yeats, for instance, is a great fellow!


  • 4. sea of memories  |  June 11, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Ritwik: “I was expecting better from you”! 😉

    and I love you for exactly that!


  • 5. Manish Chakravarty  |  August 18, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Awesome !


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