Like a brook sneaking through the rocks unseen
Like a stream flowing through the meadows green
Roaring like an Amazon furioso
Flooding like a Hwang-Ho
Meandering through innumerable towns and cities
Leaving on both the shores friends and enemies
I have been coursing through life
For thousands of years, with many a strife.
Nothing is hackneyed, nothing is old
Each experience is precious gold.
Each dawn, each sunset is a marvel
Though each day begins with a tantalizing tale.
Sorrow and joy, shame and fame
Each is a different game.
Bitter and sweet, passionate, ignorant
I have enjoyed every moment.
Forever afloat moving beyond the sea
Forever towards the glowing infinity.
Aju Mukhopadhyay, a bilingual award winning poet, author and critic, writes fictions and essays too. He has authored 32 books and received several poetry awards from India and USA besides other honours. Recently he has received Albert Camus Centenary Writing Award, 2013 from Canada / Cyprus. He is a regular contributor to various magazines and e-zines in India and abroad. He is in the editorial and advisory board of some important literary journals. His poems and short stories have been widely anthologised and translated.