Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Special Feature Collaborative Poem--By Sheikha A.—Pakistan/United Arab Emirates and Suvojit Banerjee—India/United States

Komorebi

By Sheikha A. and Suvojit Banerjee

Voices of the night linger
as dawn kisses the night goodbye

I saw the light burst out 
of a white stag, standing like time

the night jar disappeared into shades
of a faded existence

the ancient rivers of folk moving 
on a dying star, breaking

to recollect old bones of the day
passed through trembling winds

to bring us news of souls in a pool
of time, where the stag kissed

the sand through its wings spanned
over the air like a commandment

like sunlight passing through leaves
of jungle with no shape

the lonely lighthouse’s hands raised
to the wind, the stag pierced

the relics of the guiding star – komorebi,
our reflections never whole.

22 comments:

  1. Sheikha and Suvojit,
    This is beautiful! Welcome to Whispers Suvojit!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

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  2. Stunning array of visuals, even as the beacon beckons... Great duet.

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    1. Thank you, Michael! I'm glad you liked the piece! =)

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  3. wow, this is amazing piece of words with art

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  4. Dear Sheikha and Suvojit,

    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing poem so rich in imagery. Welcome to Whispers Suvojit! I hope you will be sending an individual poem sometime soon. Sheikha,thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  5. a very beautiful write - you work very well together

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  6. Well done, you two! Look forward to seeing more collaborations from you. -Laura M Kaminski

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  7. Great writing, so well intertwined and so very emotional with great imagery of sadness and searching souls. Welcome to Whispers. Robert Hewett

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    1. thank you for reading, Robert; each of us is in search of a soul, light, peace but have different ways of seeking it, we thought about exploring each of our ways from one path, I'm glad it worked well!

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  8. intoxicated by the sounds imagery and energy of your duet! Enjoyed very much. Thank you for sharing! Ralph

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    1. thank you, Ralph; believe me when I tell you that Suvojit's sense of imagery is far stronger than mine! I'm happy the poem turned out this good! =)

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  10. Sheikha and Suvojit, welcome to Whispers. What a way to make an entrance with a remarkable and nicely-collaborated poem. Thank you both so much for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Maurice, thank you for reading ! =)

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  11. I have come back to read this lovely poem for the second time (forgot to comment the first time). Well done Sheikha & Suvojit for an excellent co-write in which imagery plays a major part. Thanks to you I also learnt the meaning of the word Komorebi! ~ Regards // paul

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    1. glad you enjoyed this, Paul! thank you for stopping by once again!

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