Puffin – The clown of sea

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Puffin – The clown of sea

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Puffin

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Inspired by the post SALTEE ISLAND: BIG ADVENTURE 2016 by IneseMj and a poem by Poet Rummager

 

A dash of red, orange rosette

A painted bill, matching webbed feet

The swimmer skilfully rides the waves 

In a tuxedo coat, it dives for the fish 

A sea parrot, or a clown of sea? 

The Puffin flies with swift wing beats!!

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© Somali K Chakrabarti, 2016

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Collapse

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

mumbai-goa-highway-bridge-collapse

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On a pitch dark night
From far, a mechanic spots
Speeding buses, disappearing lights.
The raging river washes away
Chunks of an old river bridge
On the highway;
He raises an alarm-
Next day, the accident, lost lives
become a part of the news print.
A freak  incident  –
Or may be an audit lapse;
A failure to foretell the imminent collapse
of a decrepit bridge in heavy rains!
Individual valour saved many a lives
where a part of the system took a nosedive!

 

 

© Somali K Chakrabarti

 

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Pie and Dust – A Haiku

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Pie and Dust – A Haiku

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Pie and Dust

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Kings vie, soldiers die
vast empires crumble to dust
all for share of pie!

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© Somali K Chakrabarti,2016

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Wisdom – A Haiku

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

Wisdom

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Finite mind fails to

fathom infinite wisdom

of the universe!

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© Somali K Chakrabarti,2016

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Tide- A Haiku

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Tide- A Haiku

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Tide

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Fluid phases of
moon, swinging the tide in a
vast ocean of moods!

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© Somali K Chakrabarti,2016

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Set Sail

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Set Sail

By Somali K Chakrabarti

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A lull after storm
in a turbulent sea
redolent of a wily conspiracy –
Stuck in a land of desolation
within a cavernous space,
holding their breath
they wait for tempest to abate
Choppy waters must come to rest –
before the vessel takes off
and sets the sails

 

© Somali K Chakrabarti, 2016

 

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Ladybug – A tanka

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Ladybug – A tanka

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Ladybug

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a delicate walk

over soft petals festooned

with tender dew drops

lady in red sips her drink

while the yellow florets watch

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© Somali K Chakrabarti, 2016

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Panhala

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

Panhala

Mist floating by

the land merges with the sky

acres of green –

spread in a valley of dreams

on a spur of Sahayadri hills

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© Somali K Chakrabarti, 2016

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