Treasure Island

Palas Kumar Ray

(India)

A River In My Heart


I carry a river
who sings
bhatiyali songs to me.
I carry her in my heart.

She carries chip, pansi, dingi, sampan
and all other kinds of boats-
of fishermen's pride.

Also she carries chital, boyal, haair
puti, khalisa, meni, pangus and all other
tasty fishes,
fishermen's secret riches.

She carries brides shy
going first time to her new home
in a bojra or gaina with tearful eyes.

She carries besides
all those nimbus clouds of the sky
to their home to the sea nearby.

But this river I carry in my heart
also carries memory of a frightening
war trodden night.

I carry this river in my heart
singing bhatiyali songs to me
far far away who carries my mind.







© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved. 

Submitted: Monday, April 07, 2014
Edited: Thursday, June 05, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Topic(s): river

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A River In My Heart by Palas Kumar Ray )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Rasta bhoole nahi thhe, ANJALI KAKATI
  2. Without Purpose Or Reason Affixed, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. The Baobab Tree, I Am Krakatoa
  4. Game of chance, Aftab Alam
  5. 'Tween Love and Hatred,, Aftab Alam
  6. Life alright, hasmukh amathalal
  7. A Child Is Like A Flowering Rose, Joseph T. Renaldi
  8. Only one...1, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Caring For A Lonely Heart, Joseph T. Renaldi
  10. Play Any Tune, Neela Nath

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ernest G Moll

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]