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(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

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Mystic Monks

On the mangrove bank of the tidal river
lie embedded the mollusks,
they appear mournfully motionless,
deceiving you to believe
they’re too passive to be alive,
are just displays of dead shells
in their muddy graveyard,
though the truth is
they are mystic monks
silently enduring their estuarine transience,
bidding in meditation the time
the return tides carry them to their marine abode.

Submitted: Friday, August 16, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 16, 2013

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As I saw them yesterday at a mangrove estuary near the Sunderbans.

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  • Juan Olivarez (8/22/2013 6:23:00 AM)

    Love the metaphor. Well done.

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  • Dinesh Nair (8/20/2013 9:29:00 AM)

    A poem rich in mysterious connotations of the kind. Excellent rendering sir..

  • Valsa George (8/16/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    Beautiful comparison of the mollusks to the mystic monks in meditation! ! Enjoyed! !

  • Mohabeer Beeharry (8/16/2013 6:53:00 AM)

    I am trying to follow the thought behind this poem.i just feel good
    I like it

    Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Dave Walker (8/16/2013 2:16:00 AM)

    To see them and write about them a magical moment.
    A great poem.

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