Treasure Island

Indranil Bhaduri

(Kolkata, India)

She Walked


She walked in the midnight hours
With some fond memories.
Her road ahead was unknown
As changes had begun!
Life took a sharp unforeseen turn
As intimacy crumbled,
And sensuous rain came to a standstill.
The heart shuffled its colours
From dazzling light to pitch darkness!
She took her stride...
With a dry flower in hand
From the native graveyard,
Longing furthermore
With her deepest will
For gaining strength
To step into a new world,
Thus pursuing the blurred mirage
Of lost paradise...

Copyright © 2013 Indranil Bhaduri

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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  • Dinesh Nair (9/5/2013 8:44:00 AM)

    She should have walked with cautious steps and the distance covered already is quite long!
    The last phase may be with little suffering we hope.
    What is great about this poem is Indrani Bhaduri`s precise and meticulous rendering of the thoughts into a short and meaningful write of the kind. The diction has been apt and meaningful. (Report) Reply

  • Jesus James Llorico (8/23/2013 8:33:00 PM)

    A poem of strength, this is life, that change has to take place in order for
    us to grow, A remarkable poem indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Beach Girl (8/19/2013 4:10:00 PM)

    I gave this a 10. Excellent poem of the strength it takes to step into a 'new world' after the passing of a mate. Love it! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/16/2013 11:24:00 PM)

    Not everything is lost! Hope lingers! The gates of paradise can open anytime! Though the poem started on a melancholic tone, the positive note at the close is relieving! Greatly enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (8/14/2013 10:57:00 AM)

    A sad story is vividly narrated in beautiful images enhancing the theme of lost love and grief. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/14/2013 7:00:00 AM)

    Paradise was lost but then it was regained. Sometimes we find
    ourselves plunged in the valley of despair. Sooner or later we
    see the light at the end of the tunnel and dig ourselves out.
    Please read my poem Valley of Despair. Loved this one. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/13/2013 12:06:00 PM)

    Love lost makes a great vacuum and then it gets filled with a poem of the kind. Wonderful write Mr Bhaduri... (Report) Reply

  • Rumi Roy (8/13/2013 9:00:00 AM)

    A woman with a broken heart ready to make a new start, hardships come, darkness prevails, she moves along with strength...lovely penning. (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (8/13/2013 7:59:00 AM)

    Full of meanings Poet. She can walks on this world or in another. She can be the first or the last. Anyway, good to think, Very well penned! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (8/13/2013 7:43:00 AM)

    I had to read this a couple of times and I still wonder whether there is a multitude of meaning in it. A shade of melancholy increases the richness of this write. Good one sir (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (8/13/2013 7:32:00 AM)

    Paradise from the Greek word paradiesos meaning royal (enclosed) park.
    Paradise the place where Adam and Eve were expelled from.
    Was this poem about an Eve? Love exists in the heart, has she been expelled from someone's heart.
    In ancient Greece love existed in the liver, '' quiver my liver. ''
    Let me stop now or I will bore you forever. (Report) Reply

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