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Matter & Beauty
Mythopoetry Scholar Ezine vol. two Matter & Beauty
Chandni
-Amitabh Mitra


.........................the empty city streets that don’t dream anymore
.........................an old midnight choir don’t sound like before
.........................the mirror street memories of homemade wine
.........................an elegy of old sunshine
.........................reminds me of you. -Anjan Dutta from his song Bow Barracks Forever


Old Delhi Shopping, watercolor by Amitabh Mitrathat was another strange evening
the market at chandni was flooded
old landscapes
trying a takeover
old aromas remaining nascent
and an old view thought
sensed greenery
yes, it was really long back
longer than moments
turning eventually blunt
longer than lanes
i seem now to have forgotten

on such an evening
colors of sari revolted
the old lady embroidered an uneventful sky
in a din unravelled
do you remember i had suddenly
chosen to brush my lips
on your hair
my hand in your hand
we were swept deeper
belief then was never
unheard of.



Old Delhi Shopping

original watercolor
courtesy Amitabh Mitra


Chandni first publication: December 13, 2010 as part of "Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane" from The South African Poetry and Art of Amitabh Mitra, http://amitabhmitra.blogspot.com/2010/12/chandni.html

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Dr. Amitabh MitraAuthor Bio
INYATHI ournal of Arts Poet's Printery, South AfricaAmitabh Mitra is a poet, artist, publisher and a medical doctor. He lives in East London, South Africa and works in a black township hospital of Mdantsane. Author of six books of poems, Amitabh edits the well known print poetry journal, A Hudson View and a print journal on Southern African arts, Inyathi. Inyathi publishes three times each year and is a publishing venture of the Poet's Printery, East London, South Africa.

www.amitabhmitra.com







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