Common Love

Atul Chandra Sarkar

Aromatic or stinky folds,
Customary is the game.
On velvety linen or dirty sheets,
Love is all the same.
Freeze the event in your mind,
In a tale or poetry,
Canvas it or sculpt it,
Choreograph, song or melody.
Down earth, love is need,
A primal instinct ready to claw,
The inevitable event of seclusion,
When hands become the paw.
The passion in blood corpuscles,
Gushes in each nerve and vein,
The heart pounds, the mouth hounds,
The universal end to attain.
Dolphins catapulting,
Sharks scathing the ocean breast,
Bees and dragonflies in air,
Eagles soaring highest,
All make love without any care,
Unlike us who wish to bare,
But fear to dare, as if it’s rare,
And grudge it unfair.
Down earth, love is body-calling,
The torrid urge to complement,
The frenzied surge for fulfillment;
Fervent nostrils twitching for odor,
Tingling fingers furtively probing,
Questing hands feeling the mix
Of moisture and perspiration,
The throbbing ears listening
To the rhythm of respiration.
No threads of color, caste, creed attached,
From the nearest ones totally detached,
Just peering into the other’s eyes,
For one glimpse of paradise.
Truly down earth, love is nothing but,
The super camouflage of impropriety,
Ingeniously showcased in sunlight,
As pristine Divinity.


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Double Post Graduate in Philosophy and Sociology and LLB degree-holder, a Gold Medalist from Canning College, University of Lucknow, U.P. India. Presently engaged as Advisor (Industrial Relations) and Public Information Officer (Corporate) at Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd., Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and is a Guest Faculty at Electricity Training Institute, Sarojini Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on the Right to Information Act, 2005. An Advocate registered with the Bar Council. Articles, poems and short stories have been published in popular National dailies like Pioneer, Northern India Patrika, Times of India, Campus Verse, Shaktivani, etc. A Blogger at Times of India's speakingtree and having a flair for oil painting. A democratic, liberal and humanist to the core.

Last updated July 27, 2015