Jasbir Chatterjee

Gold Star - 8,211 Points (4 March 1966 / Delhi)

My Sweet, Lonely, Little, World - Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

Come, step
into my sweet, lonely little world!
Hand in hand,
We shall run across the cliffs
against which my emotions crash,
Fly through the capricious clouds
Through which my wild fancies fly,
Swim in the deep waters of the sea
in which lie buried the secrets of my heart,
Sing and dance
to the music of the swaying plants and the whistling winds,
and when weary and hungry,
eat the Forbidden Fruit.........
But perhaps you would wish to run away,
Perhaps you have your own sweet, lonely little world......
But first,
Come, step
into my sweet, lonely little world!

Topic(s) of this poem: loneliness

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem in the late 80s when I was a Mathematics student in Delhi University. The video that you see here was made by Abhilesh Jaiswal during my performance at India Habitat Center, Delhi, on 24 April 2015 on the occasion of Caferati@Habitat's 50th anniversary.

Comments about My Sweet, Lonely, Little, World by Jasbir Chatterjee

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (8/6/2016 4:16:00 AM)

    This is wonderful little world created by the poet where she has carefully curated her loneliness, emotions, fancies and the secrets of her heart. It's so lovely to have a peep into this world. Thanks.
    Come, step.... into my sweet, lonely little world!
    and when weary and hungry,
    eat the Forbidden Fruit......... (Report) Reply

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  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (4/15/2016 7:14:00 PM)

    A lovely piece and great video too. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Sonali Ganguly Sonali Ganguly (4/8/2016 9:18:00 AM)

    i would love to be a part of sweet lonely little world. (Report) Reply

    Jasbir Chatterjee Jasbir Chatterjee (4/9/2016 6:27:00 AM)

    Of course, Sonali. With you in it, it is no longer lonely, but it is sweeter.

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (12/22/2015 9:30:00 AM)

    A nice world with the muse of your love. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Olugbenga Ayoola Olugbenga Ayoola (9/1/2015 6:19:00 AM)

    ur poem make us knw dt how sweat life and how lonely world is, when world is loney is mean so sullen and great. Good for share this poem (Report) Reply

  • Asoke Kumar Mitra (7/11/2015 7:01:00 AM)

    beautiful write, and the voice too........... (Report) Reply

  • Abhilesh Jaiswal (5/4/2015 12:12:00 AM)

    its my pleasure to shoot & cover you lovely poem. such a great poetry you wrote & perfom it very well..... :) (Y) (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (5/12/2014 11:36:00 AM)

    A lonely world is sometimes very peaceful but how long? A day comes it does not remain lonely. A nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan Khairul Ahsan (2/19/2014 7:45:00 AM)

    You have portrayed your 'sweet, lonely little world' so beautifully, and thanks for taking us around. It's a sweet poem that I liked to read.
    'Fly through the capricious clouds
    Through which my wild fancies fly,
    Swim in the deep waters of the sea
    in which lie buried the secrets of my heart, '
    These lines are really beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool Shahzia Batool (5/22/2012 12:01:00 AM)

    the invitation to your little world shows that you don't want to continue with this loneliness...a beautiful poem with poetic merits... (Report) Reply

  • Bhaswat Chakraborty (6/24/2009 2:21:00 AM)

    This poem reads so well and honest that I feel like reading it again and again. The theme is a common reference to most of us but the imagery and style are very special and pronounced. ....10.... (Report) Reply

  • Subroto Chatterjee (5/26/2009 9:12:00 PM)

    Sweet world..yes....lonely? ...no more..!
    Cheers.
    SUbroto (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (5/11/2009 5:02:00 PM)

    There are many worlds. You paint your landscape with a poignant
    brush.10, for your sensitivity.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (3/18/2008 11:57:00 PM)

    well, we do have our own little world................ (Report) Reply

  • Jay P. Narain (3/21/2006 11:21:00 PM)

    Very nice poem! I feel exactly the same way. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 26, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 3, 2015


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