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To Nothingness?

August 19, 2016 | By

A wistful poem about oblivion and nothingness that awaits every soul.

Leave the land, ‘tis time for you


Pity! O pity! For at the fag end
Of a lifetime, lies fainéant soul,
Beside vacuum trails leading to
Oblivion. Hark!

Lost, lost again, to lose
Once more; to follow the path,
Footprints of mist. Waits the garth of
Oblivion. Hark!

Surging ahead, daze escorting;
To nothingness; gudgeon!
There sings the glory, nymphs, o heart, of
Oblivion. Hark!

Forgetfulness consumed hast thou!
Leave the land, ‘tis time for you.
The billows call, rise and fall –
Sail through, soul, to
Oblivion! Pity! O Pity! Self!


O Sleep! Mighty sleep!
Lost thou art or lost am I?
My lids burdened –
Yet you live
Away forever,
Mighty sleep!
My beloved!

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Sounak Gupta is a regular blogger and writes on various websites. His writings (in English and Bengali) as an amateur author have also been published in magazines and news dailies in India and abroad. Currently doing his masters in Literature, Sounak takes keen interest in Music. One of his loved passions is the collection and archiving of Indian Music on Gramophone Records. His YouTube channels GeetaDuttDevotee and Sounak93 are great storehouses of rare and peerless Bengali music.
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