Shamik Bose


A Moth's Desire


I ask the Moth
Tell me What doth desire
The Moth tells
In Fire

I am puzzl'd
Ask the same
The Moth tells me again
In Fire

I ask you are Ugly
Not like a Butterfly
Who doth only wonder
For the womb of a flower

The beauty in her wings
Arouses my sense
The Moth replies
It must be a sheer nonsense

I am again puzzl'd
I ask what that means
The Moths replies
A Beauty that only prevails

I ask What is that Beauty
Tell me in some sense
The Moth replies
Then make a deep dive

I am again puzzl'd
I ask what to do
The Moth responds
The answer lies in You.

Submitted: Friday, October 16, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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  • Kesav Easwaran (10/29/2009 9:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful message 'lying under' this entertaining poem...the answer lies in you in me in each and all alike...a moth poem prophetic!
    thanks Shamik...i liked...10 (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (10/20/2009 2:28:00 PM)

    The beauty in her wings
    Arouses my sense
    The Moth replies
    It must be a sheer nonsense.................
    .dappled wing of beauty yet riffles
    luscious glow seems to reel through sense, evocatively ingenious that awes by eloquence of imagery,10+++, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Seema Chowdhury (10/18/2009 8:12:00 AM)

    very nice and thought provoking.
    beauty lies in the eye of a beholder.
    everything is beautiful in its own way.
    and yes its true the answers lie in us......
    hanks for sharing,
    take care (Report) Reply

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