The Kanchenjunga: On a Blue Stage

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I woke up this morning to faint rays of sunlight –

that pervaded my senses in anticipatory delight,

for it was accompanied by the soft chilly breeze

and a chirping of a variety of birds enticing me.

 

I turned to my right side – and then sat upright

as the view from my window was like a painting:

It had splashes of colour a palette might contain –

with a painter mixing them to get his right shade.

 

At the epicentre, where the colours were intense –

there emerged in the sky a smudgy ball of orange

that gently expanded with the painters imagination;

while other colours framed his creation in homage.

 

I’d barely embraced this sunrise with all my senses;

the stray Lhasas urging me on with barks and whistle –

unable to drown the collective verve of chirping birds

in urging curtains of fog to lift on the dance of clouds.

 

The floating white wool-clouds as they nimbly danced –

dispersed now for the showstopper damsel to emerge:

Her striking white silhouette glistened amid cloud girls –

as on Darjeeling’s stage postured Kanchenjunga’s peaks.

 

I stood besotted at the poise of lofty mountainous crests –

glimmering of snow with a backdrop of bronze terrain:

around them the clouds danced as if elves in a fairy tale

to sunrays – as it were spotlights illuminating blue stage.

 

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The above poem has gone into this book, details of which are in this link: https://shuvashreechowdhury.com/2020/12/01/trouvailles-my-moment-of-yugen-new-poetry-book/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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