Treasure Island

Bijay Kant Dubey


Risking His Life


Risking his life, comes he the snake charmer
Clad poorly,
In a ganjee and a lungi or like that,
Half-clothed and half-fed charmer

With the snakes into the bamboo baskets
Kept one over another,
Hanging by the bamboo pole over his shoulders
Through ropes at the two ends
Containing in

With the cobras ever ready to hiss and hood forth
Blackly, white and brownish,
Caught in the bushes and the anthills,
Fields and fallows,
The tree stems hollowed and rotten
Or the roots holed in

The snakes speckled and freckled,
Striped, bizarre and grotesque,
One which lives into the bushes
Shining black and stripes vipers,
One which hangs by the trees

But the cobras horrifying,
Devilish-devilish and demoniac,
Ready to attack with the satanic power
And hooded up
And sway to hearing the finely-tuned Eastern music of India,
Swaying and swaying to the wooden been music
Haunting them

And they dancing to the tune of the charmers,
The couth and ill-clad snake charmers,
Playing with the cobras
Fiddling and caressing them
As for a livelihood and the stomach
And the music directors using the music
But paying to not,
Which is whose music?

Submitted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Risking His Life by Bijay Kant Dubey )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Rebecca, Claudia Scott
  2. DREAM TIME, NICHOLAS CAMPBELL
  3. ABOUT NOTHING, NICHOLAS CAMPBELL
  4. Humpty Dumpty, michael hagwood
  5. ELEGY FOR THE LIVING, NICHOLAS CAMPBELL
  6. guardian angel, Miss. Tanease Berry
  7. Queen of Hearts, Tania Montgomery
  8. hick-eww, Mandolyn ...
  9. child full of love, Miss. Tanease Berry
  10. ACTUAL SIZE, NICHOLAS CAMPBELL

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Gray Room, Wallace Stevens
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]