Your Silhouette

Atul Chandra Sarkar

Your silhouette
Against the sinking sun,
The enamoring golden aura,
The distracting curves,
The rise, the fall,
The peak, slope and all.
The soft breathing,
Perceptible in the undulation
Of your enviable outline,
Staggers the shadows
Of wind-hugged trees;
They kindle desires,
As evening fires,
Are stoked to hold the cold.
You wear the crescent,
Don shimmering stars,
While woven silk threads,
Lie helplessly at your feet,
Athirst to veil you again!
You remove space,
Betwixt us, in wanton comfort,
You erase the outlines,
Of our shadows to oblivion;
Your warmth melts youth,
Juxtaposition freezes Time,
The daylight illumination
Makes me ponder:
Who are you,
A figment of imagination,
An apparition of my making,
Or a someone like you
Whom my soul desires.

Atul Chandra Sarkar

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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 16, 2016