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October bids goodbye – A Poem from Bengal

Debarati Sen, a Kolkata-based eminent poet, shares her poem

Debarati Sen

Debarati-Sen-Kolkata-Sindh CourierWorking in Presidency University Kolkata as a Junior Assistant, Debarati Sen’s debut poetry book ‘Blurred Musings’ has recently been published. Recipient of the Tagore Award 2022 and the Sylvia Plath Women’s Literary Award, Debarati finds emancipation in her poetry! She has also been the winner of the International Poetry Writing competition held by the Elite Book Awards in November 2021. She has also grabbed the third position in the National Poetry Writing Month 2022 contest hosted by the Elite Book Awards. She features in the Council Year Book launched on the occasion of Women’s Day 2022 by Literoma in association with the Public Safety and Security Council of Bengal. She is one among the top ten poets of the Women’s Day poetry contest organized by Delhi Poetry Slam. She has co-authored more than 15 anthologies and is recently compiling her first anthology as a compiler with the Quill House Publishers. Her poems have found shelter in prestigious websites like The Antonym, The Yugen Quest Review, The Kolkata Arts, Lapis Lazuli, The Das Literarisch, to name a few.

October bids goodbye

Wrapped in the discarded moiré thread of memory.

The autumn leaves fall

Humming a baritone

Of love and longing in tandem.

The golden tinge paints a carnival

Like Van Gogh’s acrylic landscapes.

It acts as a placebo for my tainted soul.

Amidst the concrete jungle of monoliths

Autumn’s amber tincture renders an ebullient vista.

The gleaming sun shimmering through the azure sky

Reminds me of our clandestine tryst

On one such magnificent October afternoon.

Verdant dreams glitter on Mist-wreathed hilltops.

I jettisoned my fears into the darkness of the night

And waltzed with the wind’s saccharine lullaby.

Parable of forsaken dreams heap once again at my study table

Enchanted by an alchemy of reminiscence.

As autumn gradually drifts away

Making way for the chilly Northern winds.

Dreams flutter in unison.

October bids goodbye

Wrapped in the discarded moiré thread of memory.

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