SUN DAY I gifted myself a Sunday morning Today. When I opened my eyes The sun was racing To get a hold Of the sky. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, I hold up that sky For my world. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, I outrun the sun. I outshine the lamp, I stay up Half the night, There's a story to send. I wake up and jump To my feet, There's tiffin to be made, A wedding -- or a funeral To attend; Dents on the car Clogged drains Flickering lights CESC, KMC, TataSky*, Landline, WiFi Bills to be paid, Fines to be avoided... Today I will give a miss To all that. Today I will not answer calls, Today I will not be At any seminar. Today I will stay in bed And look out of the window Today I will gift the sun The whole run Of the sky. *CESC: Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation KMC: Kolkata Municipal Council TataSky: An Indian direct broadcast satellite service provider
Ratnottama Sengupta, formerly Arts Editor of The Times of India, teaches mass communication and film appreciation, curates film festivals and art exhibitions, and translates and write books. She has been a member of CBFC, served on the National Film Awards jury and has herself won a National Award.
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