GANDHI’S TRICOLOUR

Laksmisree Banerjee

The Tri-colour flutters in the immanence  
Of the pure white peace of his loin-cloth 

In the saffron green tumescence of moist love
Shining through his miraculous sainthood.

He lives with countless age in the void of truth 
Ageless in thoughts, unyielding in acts.

Far reaching embrace, firm onward movement 
Austerity beyond reason, ideals beyond comprehension 

A wondrous icon in oystered encapsulation
Born and alive to create a nation from a ravaged race.
    
Gandhi’s Tri-colour flies high against our starry skies
But freedom has acquired a new meaning 
 
As the beggar woman with a weeping unfed child
Sits just below the pedestal
Of Gandhi’s dust-worn statue.

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Bio: Laksmisree Banerjee is an established Poet, Sr. Grade Classical Vocalist and a University Professor of English and Culture Studies. She is a Sr. Fulbright Scholar, a Commonwealth Scholar and a National Scholar Of English of the Calcutta University with many Awards and Accolades to her credit. She was also the Founder Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Kolhan University, Jharkhand. She has Five Books Of Poetry, several Academic Books and 120 Research Publications on varied areas of Poetry, while her Poems and Literary Criticism have been widely published and anthologized across the globe. She has lectured, taught and recited her Poems and Songs in many premier Universities, Festivals and Conferences of the world. 
                                 

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