Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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


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.


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

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

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

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

  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.


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

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

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

    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!

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

    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 (

  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

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