The Man Who Sold Rainbows: Raja Chakraborty

Raja Chakraborty
He was selling rainbows
Below the almond tree
Blue skies and snowflakes
And raindrops for free
Singing rivers and moons
And forests where fairies live
Let me tell you a secret here
Were hidden in his sleeve
He sold silver clouds and
Winds that danced and play
Heaps of such goodies
In his magic basket lay
Gold stars and sunshine
And waves from faraway sea
You can buy at a pittance
If only one could see
The man of many shadows
That came alone in night
When eyes are tightly shut
And there is no light
So keep dreaming my friend
You may meet him some day
The man who sold rainbows
Who knows, who can say

Bio: Raja Chakraborty: Born and brought up in Kolkata, Raja is a bilingual poet writing both in Bengali and English. Raja holds a very senior position in the Revenue Dept of West Bengal Govt and still finds time to write, doodle and play with words, punning being his forte. He has published four books of Chhora in Bengali and two collections of English poems all of which have been well received and found critical acclaim. His poems have featured in various magazines and online journals as well.


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