Sunday, 16 February 2014


REST IN PEACE*             

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

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