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Confidences & More…

By Anasuya Bhar

Garden of the Painter at Saint Clair (1908) by Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910). Courtesy: Creative Commons
Confidences

After a time 
You do not talk
Or even feel the need 
To unburden.
You look for peace
You sift your thoughts 
Into chapters that are closed. 
You begin to look within
Into the paths travelled,
The detours made,
The encounters, the altercations
Before you reached the thoroughfares
Of life and living. 
It is always the going, 
The quest that matters.

Routine 

There is some peace
In these familiar chairs
Though austere, stark, 
They bring tangible comfort, 
A sense of belonging.

These wide windows
Invite the gaze across
To the greenery beyond, 
Where the breeze 
Arrests the swaying branches.
Dry twigs, brittle leaves
Gather into brown heaps
All into a cyclical routine.

The chalk, the duster and 
The intellectual debate
Amid eager minds,
Share learning,
A part of the routine.  
But even so, 
Lost is the aura
From the past – 
We return with stories 
Of loss and care
Stowed in our bags
To travel anew on tracks
Of familiarity. 

Dr. Anasuya Bhar is an academic teaching English literature in St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata, India. She would also want to be known as a poet.

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