Silverfish

January 31, 2016 | By

A symbolic, metaphorical quest of a man for memories and his journey with them.

A book of memories
Kept undusted for years

As I lie on my bed
And the night eats me up
A silverfish comes to my rescue

A long lost thought that lies
Folded in the cupboard
Seeks a sudden breath of fresh air

A book of memories
Kept undusted for years
Seeks an unseasonal dusting

The room becomes yellow
And I know it’s been long
Really long ago…

Silverfish come along
And make me love the night
While the stars fade out at twilight

Silverfish! Silverfish!
Do not scurry and hide
Listen to what fairies confide

Shh… listen…

“If his fate is to get burnt
In trying to catch the stars,
Then so be it, so be it.”

Pic courtesy: Bonnybbx @ Pixabay

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Dr. Amit Shankar Saha is a scholar, editor, poet and writer. He has a PhD in English from Calcutta University. His research articles have appeared in anthologies and journals both in India and abroad, prominently in the journals of Purdue University (USA), Drew University (USA), Bordeaux University (France), BHU (India), etc. He was a guest lecturer in the distance education centre of Madras University and is currently pursuing post-doctoral research. He is also the co-founder and coordinator of Rhythm Divine Poets group. He has won a number of creative writing competitions too. His website is amitshankarsaha and he blogs at Amit's Diary.
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Today’s Motivation

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; he has got clarity of thoughts.
The man of benevolence never worries; he does not expect anything in return.
The man of courage is never afraid; he accepts challenges without fear.
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The man of wisdom is never of two minds; he has got clarity of thoughts. The man of benevolence never worries; he does not expect anything in return. The man of courage is never afraid; he accepts challenges without fear.