Madhabi Banerjee


Hide And Seek - Poem by Madhabi Banerjee

It was funny in my childhood to be missing.
Hardly anyone is there who is never lost
Hardly anyone is there who has never l come back.
Likewise playing such hide and seek game
We are grown.
Last year the school building was drifting away in the flood water
Crops over flown and destroyed because of whirlpool.
And the blood was shed abundantly in the huts
Recently a few girls were secretly sent to the occident
And suddenly a violent outbreak of cholera depopulated the villages.
Seeing the green leaf on the alluvium land
We are recognized ourselves and promise
There will be commissioned a festival
In the month of harvest

Topic(s) of this poem: descriptive


Poet's Notes about The Poem

idea given by pannalal mallik

Comments about Hide And Seek by Madhabi Banerjee

  • Rajnish Manga (2/19/2017 12:05:00 AM)


    Even after all the devastation, the nature's fury is not stuck at a particular point but moves on to present the better days once again. Thanks. I quote:
    There will be commissioned a festival
    In the month of harvest
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    Madhabi Banerjee Madhabi Banerjee (2/19/2017 9:32:00 AM)

    thanks for your comments. I am honourd

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  • Sylva-onyema Uba (2/18/2017 3:16:00 PM)


    A recollection of childhood innocence and nostalgia.
    Nice poem!

    Sylva.
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    Madhabi Banerjee Madhabi Banerjee (2/26/2017 10:07:00 AM)

    thank you Sylva.I am feeling happy

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/18/2017 12:44:00 PM)

    Congrats for the POTD
    Fantastic poem, this is nicely written, Thanks for sharing it.10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (2/18/2017 11:19:00 AM)


    An insightful piece nicely brought forth. Thanks for sharing Madhabi. (Report) Reply

    Madhabi Banerjee Madhabi Banerjee (2/26/2017 10:10:00 AM)

    thank you Chinedu for your valuable comments

  • Norah Tunney (2/18/2017 11:05:00 AM)


    The green leaf and the promise of the harvest festival captures so exquisitely that sense of hope we all carry deep inside. Thank you Madhabi. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/18/2017 10:11:00 AM)

    Memories!
    Childhood! With the muse of the past. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (2/18/2017 8:17:00 AM)


    Truly, I used love playing hide and seek,
    especially in the corn fields!
    Thanks for sharing!
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  • (2/18/2017 6:22:00 AM)


    A nice and thought provoking piece. Congrats on it's selection as poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (2/18/2017 5:32:00 AM)


    A poignant portrayal of the contrast between the fun of hide and seek game of childhood days and the harsh realities of life when girls go missing or school building go missing in flood water.
    Congratulations for being chosen as Poet of tha Day.
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  • Tom Allport (2/18/2017 5:01:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a well written poem of the realities of some ones life, even with all it's ups and downs? there is still hope. (Report) Reply

  • (2/18/2017 12:39:00 AM)


    The children's game of Hide and Seek seems to haunt us into our adulthood. Nostalgia and mystery in poetry and life. Congratulations on Poem Of The Day, Madhabi. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/18/2017 12:25:00 AM)


    Seeing the green leaf.... congrats on being selected.... (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (9/8/2015 1:30:00 AM)


    Childhood memories and the present turmoil and still with hope. expressing varied problems and emotions that come along the happenings in life. thank you very much. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (8/19/2015 2:53:00 AM)


    Nice nostalgia and good expectation of harvest soon! (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (8/18/2015 9:47:00 PM)


    hardly anyone is there who is never lost., . (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (8/18/2015 4:49:00 PM)


    A well envisioned and haunting poem, Madhabi (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015



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