By Dr. Piku Chowdhury
November is a strange limbo in tropical terrain
Somewhere between festive highs and silent pain
Of imminent fall. The time to look back
Before the last leaves drop into oblivion.
The night sky burns with pyroclastics,
Rituals to dispel evil and vice, as diyas flicker in silent attempt
To retain some sun in eclipsed hearts.
November skies a strange contradiction
With pristine blues and weeping greys
That pour some secret wishful moments
In the confluence of heat and cold.
As verdant rain-washed desires and dreams
transform into mellowed gold.
Flashes of evil in ghostly chill
fill apprehensive autumn nights-
As hearts gear up for snowy heights
shedding the past in a stupendous feat,
November diaries fill with past
that blends with confused present-
Macabre tales of trick or treats.
Dr. Piku Chowdhury is a teacher in a government aided post graduate college of education and an author of 8 books. She has published more than 70 articles in international journals and acted as resource person in many national and international seminars and symposia. She has published poems, acted as editor, translator and core committee member of curriculum revision in the state.
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