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Adieu, Kolkata

January 9, 2016 | By

In every goodbye, let there be the rambling of lost loves…
A touching poem of walking away from the land you are rooted to.

When you reach out to touch the filtered sunshine Amid the honking, hustling cacophony of known vehicles

When you reach out to touch the filtered sunshine
Amid the honking, hustling cacophony of known vehicles

A goodbye is just a whiff of longings in the air,
The criss-cross traversing of salty tears
Sleep-deprived, smirking in the impenetrable dark
Winking at stained, old oil lamps,
Inhaling their long, moist puff,
One that the senses circle around, like long-lost music and dance.

A goodbye is the soft trembling in the early fog
Of the mornings where your coffee spills
In the folds and creases of your forsaken notebooks.

A goodbye is the thirsty licking of your lips
When you reach out to touch the filtered sunshine
Amid the honking, hustling cacophony of known vehicles
And let them hide your undulations, your ripples,
Your ardour, gone awry…

In every goodbye,
let there be the rambling of lost loves.
Let there be the confession and clinking of
Abandoned corners, the concoction of memories spilled,
Truths swallowed, wounds imprinted.

Let them burn your tongue as you slip away,
Slowly, into nothingness.

(January 5, 2015)

Pic courtesy: Pixabay

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Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer, poet and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She is Deputy Editor of Learning & Creativity and the co-editor of 'Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas', published by Readomania in collaboration with Incredible Women of India. She has been the Creative Editor of Incredible Women of India. 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey', her debut memoir/autobiographical novel, recently published by Authorspress, has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC, USA. Her literary works have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, both in India and the US. She has been a regular contributor for Cafe Dissensus, Different Truths, Readomania.com and many other e-zines. Her fiction will also be featured in the upcoming Silhouette I & II anthology, to be published by Authorspress. She has received the Reuel International Award 2016 for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's novella Nastanirh (The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook, and the book is available in Amazon Kindle.
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