Poetry: Mitali Chakravarty

Mitali Chakravarty
Roses in the Sky

Roses entwine me
in their embrace.
Pink, red and white,
they climb on the wall.
Twirl. Twist. Stretch
till I become 
a part of them. 

Passionate blooms
that reach out to
kiss butterfly lips
with honey,
coat with nectar
thorns that bleed
love — potentate
of kingdoms to come,
of fate. What has been
decreed? The drops 
fall with honey mingled. 

Will they colour with wonder 
a world that petal by petal
unfurls into a full-blown bloom? 

Life struggles to paint roses in the sky.


Unfold like petals 
Of a rose --
One by one,
Singing a song,
Mingling the past,
Filling in colours of present,
Touching the distant future 
With unfurled drifts of smoke,
Wafting from 
Bits of wood
Set afire by 
Hope of better days.

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