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The Mountain Refrains

July 7, 2015 | By

A love poem based on a fictional narrative with the gorgeous, lush green mountain terrains of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado as the backdrop.

Colorado Rockies

“Where would he find her again, in the green expanse around, where the valley Devours him in its ephemeral rhapsody?”

The leaves whisper, as if in an endearing trance,
the sweetest whistles of unfathomable love
rustle in the mountain bends,
the bends where the despairing lover boy
wistfully looks for the last glimpses of his lady love…
Did he find her?
Did he utter his last words to her
in the silken weave of the night’s lovelorn sky?
Did their lips, locked, floating
in the furtive wind, see the
sky bleeding in moon-drops?
where would he find her again,
in the green expanse around, where the valley
devours him in its ephemeral rhapsody?

The clouds embrace him with their high and low notes,
the fall and the crescendo
unite in a moist, bottomless dark.
The rain pelting on the Alpine body
an aimless madman’s refrain.
He has come back to the
smoky terrains of the evening sky,
to walk the verdant pathways.
The suffocating quiet, the chill
on both sides of the mountain skins take him
to the farthest end of the rocks
where they had made love
and lay, crestfallen.
The night will return to him now in the dense woods
the wet dark canopies him
in wordless nuances and sounds.
He knows the way to return
is a wild, piercing night away.
From the top of the cliff,
His bird-body flies down
And melts, in quiescence
In the gorge beneath.

The night melts and molds
In it’s naked, primal music,
The sonata of love plays on.

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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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