Saturday, January 16, 2010

And another day begins

And another day begins
Sunrise so fresh
after the stench of night
that was unbearable, uncouth.

And another day begins
Birds sing as if no one died.

-Gauri Gharpure
Kolkata, Jan 16.

14 comments:

Kaalicharan said...

cest la vie!

feddabonn said...

gauri, this is stunning. 'the stench of night' is already such a powerful term, and then takes on a whole new angle in the light of the last line.

i am sorry, though, for whatever pain birthed such lines.

Chandrika Shubham said...

One has to wake up each morning forgetting about the past.

Very touching!

Gauri Gharpure said...

Kaalicharan-- tht's the truth I accepted long back :)

Baruk- you are my friend you reads not words but wht makes them. thanks...

Chandrika-- thanks. yours is a wonderful blog.

YOSEE said...

I sense something deeply agonising has happened. Am glad that you have woken up to face a new dawn.
Best wishes.

mesjay said...

lovely poem, sugar-coated pain.

dattaabhishek said...

Beautiful one. The new dawn truly breaks a new day for us.

firaq darvesh said...

Dear Gauri......
Very painful, truthful, and hence touching.....the plant below the bud, the soil, the world and the God too want the bud to blossom , shading out the memories of pains and the pricks.....
Baba.

sm said...

very touching
nice poem

dharmabum said...

sometimes, i am a night person, and to me, it is quite fragrant :) may the stench go away and be replaced by some fragrance in your life soon!

Homecooked said...

And thank God for that! When I used to feel low, I used to console myself saying tomorrow will come soon enough. Your poem was really bang on!

sangeeta said...

thanks for you sweet words at this point of time Gauri !!
this piece of poetry looks like you had a painful experience ... i'd just say...wake up to the new morning ..to the sunshine !!

Gauri Gharpure said...

Yose, Mesjay, Abhishek- Thanks for keeping this space alive with your kind words.

Baba, SM- thanks.

dharma-- i caught the fragrance once. :)

homecooked- never have i waited for dawn so much.

Sangeeta- the way you have dealt with your loss gives me strength in a strange, remote way.

doremi said...

Nice one.*

*actually better than nice, but I'm not very good with compliments