Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Exiled

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east london on a bleak winter sea side
exiled
or did i run away
when nothingness
surmounted gwalior
a fortitude strung
of lingering summers
with your name no longer
tied up
when you were no longer there
an eye refused the absence
of your silence
when the sea shared thoughts
random talks of an unsure emblem held
in a night just before the dark
winter overbearing
many years since
why does then
your name
waft
so deftly on a seascape
horizon
still.

Poem and Watercolor by Amitabh Mitra

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