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The Room on the Roof

Dr Kisholoy Roy pays a tribute to Ruskin Bond’s writing

THE ROOM ON THE ROOF

Seasons come and go.
Years come and go.
People come and go.
A creator metamorphoses. 
The Room on the Roof stands witness.

Scores of characters transpired
on the myriads of pages.
The typewriter keeps talking.
An author’s creativity realised.
The Room on the Roof stands witness.
                                                                                   
Grandfather, grandmother and the Maharani.
Susanna, Binya, Rusty and Ranji.
The Woman on Platform No.8 and 
The Girl from Copenhagen. 
Endearing characters, unforgettable stories.
The Room on the Roof stands witness.

The Angry River and The Hidden Pool.
The Cherry Tree and The Lagoon.
Rain in the Mountains and 
The Prospect of Flowers.
Keeps an author engaged and moving.
The Room on the Roof stands witness.

Ostrich, parakeets, cats and mongrels.
Snake, crocodiles, leopards and tigers.
They all had tales to tell.
With the readers,
they went down well.
The Room on the Roof stands witness.

Accolades here and there.
Aficionados everywhere.
Characters, stories and books roll in.
One finds this Lone Fox Dancing.
The Room on the Roof stands witness.

Dr Kisholoy Roy is a PhD in Management with several years of teaching experience at the PG level. He is a published author of several books on management and has also authored fictions and books on cricket and cricketers listed on Amazon and other online bookstores. He has two published poetry collections titled ‘Thoughts of a Novice Poet’ and ‘Perspectives’.

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