Wednesday, 11 September 2013

For :  Poetry Jam
&      Verse First


On enchanting stormy nights
When candle flickered
And ma and grandma prodded the clay oven
To keep the ember alight
When aroma of fried *hilsa and **khichdi
Wafted up from the kitchen
We would ride happily on grandpa’s Pegasus
The old voice lovingly spun never ending tales
Though the moment’s dreamland melted away
When storms receded and powers returned
Still such moments were frequent
Once upon a time……………
That fairyland of my childhood
Where I was pampered and fed on stories
Where ‘Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens’
Blessed my blithe soul
Where that old voice stood by me
In most of my trials
Has been taken away
 By the omnipotent Time
Who however hasn’t snatched away
These memories till now
I hope they last and not get lost

*this fish is an icon of Bengali cuisine
**a preparation made from rice and lentils


For : Haiku Heights
        Day 11 Sept.
Prompt : Tradition

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Black velvet sky gapes
At the twinkling land below
On Diwali nights