Monday, 20 June 2011

*THE ELYSIUM 
 
Everlasting hunt carried me in
Various destinations, how to
Settle down the frantic thoughts,
As a twister passion moved from
Earth to cipher, above the mystic
Line of horizon, snooped the
Whispering of sky, near the river
Of galaxy, in the cascade of nebula,
Followed the extinct path of stars,
Hounded the full moon whole the
Night, touched the scattering
Clouds vapors above the high sea
Level, heart didn’t acquire answer,
Scroll of curiosity became thicker,
Closely watched the unfolding
Of tender leaves, opening of petals
Tried to know the conversation
Among the dew and whorl of bloom,
Confirmed the feedback from the
Bee during sucking nectar, keenly
Gazed the rainbow sinking down
Into the ocean, asked the secret of
Fragrance, tuber rose only smiled, I
Didn’t accept the defeat, further
Roamed on the desert, wished to
Know the raison d’être of cactus
Blossom in the spiny lap, the beauty
Of sand dunes, attempted to decode
The script of wind written on the
Sand,at last gazed into your reflective
Eyes, I found the Elysium of life.
 
--SHANTANU SANYAL 
 
*(Place of ideal happiness – Greek myth.)