Staring into the night

May 17, 2009 at 12:15 am 11 comments

At the limits of the
visible world
abilities stand dismayed.

Amidst the dark vegetation,
perhaps from
the fringes of opacity,
blinks the inebriated firefly.

In her own swirls is lost
the graceful danseuse —
my drunken blood.

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  • 1. Tim  |  May 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    A very poignant, evocative piece of poetry. It reminds me of Khayyam, or even Basho, actually.

    • 2. Ritwik Banerjee  |  May 18, 2009 at 8:04 pm

      If a poem of mine reminds you of Khayyam, there’s nothing more I could ask for! Also, thank you for mentioning Basho (I am guessing you meant Matsuo Basho, the poet, and not Basho the No play). I had not heard of him before, and his woks appear to be quite interesting.

  • 3. kk  |  May 18, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Hi Ritwik, thank you so much. Wow, you are pretty prolific. Shall come back and read the rest of your writing. – KK

  • 4. Tim  |  May 19, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Yes sir, that’s the one. Glad to offer the name–his works are haiku canon. Before Basho, I had no idea how much could be said in eight or so words.

  • 5. Trinath  |  May 20, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Hi Ritwik

    Nice to see you back with poetry. A very taut and imaginative piece this is.

  • 7. kaslkaos  |  May 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I read this and wish so much I had a pencil or paintbrush in hand–inspiring.

    • 8. Ritwik Banerjee  |  May 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

      Thank You! Makes me really happy to see my poems being liked so much. 🙂

  • 9. Blue Athena  |  June 16, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Evocative and layered. Yes.

  • 10. lilithwrote  |  July 12, 2009 at 10:51 am

    My first visit to your blog ensured more visits in future. 🙂

  • 11. Amit Kumar Singh  |  August 13, 2009 at 9:12 am

    so captivatin and mesmerizing
    u r poetic genius…:)


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