Sunday, 16 February 2014

REST IN PEACE *



REST IN PEACE*             

Like a moth thirsting for flame
He yearned for a female-mould
That became his Achilles’ Heel

Abdominoplasty
And hormone replacement over
He defied the world

How boldly he celebrated
His alternate sexuality
In the characters of his latest films

He enjoyed gender fluidity
But the mortal frame
Would not bear with the mess up

He lusted for life
Journey from femininity to androgyny
Ended abruptly

*this is in remembrance of Rituparno Ghosh,
the noted and gifted Bengali film maker who
passed away on May 30, 2013.

Posted for Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

20 comments:

  1. may they rest in peace...
    and have finally found contentment in who they are....

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  2. Aww how sad he died in the search of true self ... maybe he finally found it in the end.

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  3. Now I am curious about his death...if it was natural or occurred by some other means. I am not familiar with him, but it sounds like he made some excellent films. And yes, as Brian said, may he rest in peace.

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    1. Though Rituparno's death was natural following a massive heart attack complications from hormone treatments might have aggravated the situation...we were all shocked at his untimely demise at only 49.

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    2. Thanks for the explanation, Sumana. 49 is way too young to die....

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  4. Great tribute, Sumana! How sad that he died so young (I am 49 too)!

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  5. Sumana,

    A very nice form of bio-tribute to this very young man. Death arrived too soon for his age..
    Eileen

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  6. Indian cinema will miss him. All were shocked by his sudden death. But then life goes on.

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  7. A sensible, truthful and mature tribute. Well-penned.
    -HA

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  8. may he rest in peace. Indian cinema will surely miss him.
    (i am always learning something new from your blog.)

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  9. May he rest in peace & may he find true contentment in the company of our creator. Smiles.

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  10. I am not familiar with this person but his life story as you convey it sounds both bold and heart-breaking. I hope he has found peace.

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  11. The clear, objective voice in this piece makes it all the more powerful. A very good write.

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  12. I also am unfamiliar with him. By reading your poem I gather his "search" is what in the end claimed his life. So sad...my sympathies to the sorrowing.

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  13. Great tribute to the director Sumana ! you've perfectly painted his pains and pathos !

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  14. The way you have written his journey can be applied to other stars, as well, who struggled with their identities and were not able to outlast the pain. Gone too soon. Wonderfully written.

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  15. So sad his journey ended too soon...so many struggle with who they are in flesh that denies it....

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  16. Sounds like he had a hard path in life, but he was strong to follow his own heart.

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  17. So sad to know that such a gifted and talented young person died ~

    What a journey he must have had ~

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  18. Such a compassionate and loving tribute. A quest for gender fluidity . . . nice description and it seems he had a fine journey.

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