Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

sudden trees


so sudden were the trees
they too searched the sky bend
in groups of solitary living
i who have nothing left
stood within them
and thought of the dried river
and its soil brittle amongst
stars at night
did i disappoint u
did i fail to answer
did the sparrows wait long
did i touch your hair
and yes again
and that was just not loving
years after the trees
grew wild and so did
a blatant sky
a far window to
your once home
still remains closed.

Poem and Ink Drawing by Amitabh Mitra


  1. Typically Amitabh-ish...
    Planes disparate but blend into a union with shadows...with light..
    Human and nature conspire..
    Luis Cernuda would have been proud to have read this...

  2. beautiful.. your artwork has that feel of dry heat and closed-in trees you speak of in the poem.. I can feel the sun..

  3. Thanks a lot Alaka
    Happy that u enjoyed it

  4. Wonderful Sir,
    You are Superb as usual,Beyond Comparison.....

  5. Dear Anil Bhai
    Many thanks
    I have such fond memories of u from our Gwalior days

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  7. dear amitabh keep churning out the trash, it is healthy for you rls sengar

  8. Dear doc, please prescribe some medicine to attain sleeplessness, so that such a creativity can be achieved or rather cultivated.