Jasbir Chatterjee

Bronze Star - 2,651 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!

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

  • Rookie - 57 Points Asoke Kumar Mitra (7/11/2015 7:01:00 AM)

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

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  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 37,581 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 9,748 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,279 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

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

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

  • Rookie 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

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

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

  • Rookie 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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