It’s blooming love, as they say, in this season of spring all around. Sinjini Sengupta pens a heart-wrenching poem on our writing prompt #RomanticRendezvous on ‘Unreturned Love.’
Never would return to my life
Unheard steps, creepy toes,
Never would, moments of togetherness
Red-blush, of this dried-up rose.
Cozy moments in despair
Green, dew-soaked grasses
Were they dew, or tears?
A bee of memory buzzes.
Even you would not,
You would not come back.
But a long-lost crazy letter
Stole from the old book-rack.
Time flowed on, left place for new,
Clutching the past, stood I
A lake of memory
Lotuses, ripples, words unspoken –
Their stealthy whispers drown me
They bathe my heart – Oh, ’tis broken!
Waves juggle, spark the surfs
Midnight pillow reminds me of you
Reminds me – of crystal moon-rays that shone
In the dreamland, we together sew.
A small hut in an island
‘Round, brown and green farms,
Wild cliffs to beckon us from far
Love would clasp both our arms.
With care we sealed
The doors, the windows,
With caution – fences did we bar.
And then looked back, in pride and hope
Love left and went afar.
The battered, bruised heart still throbs
Loves, pains, dreams,
Wants to hold back, once more.
Solitude plays with dry autumn leaves
Are they threads of a dream that tore?
The passing hours ask me
And the world around,
To try, to cope.
In this faded letter, I fathom an urge
An urge – Still to hope.
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