Tuesday, February 3, 2009

An Ode To Youth

For Sritama. But it turned out to be mine. I guess only a few, who had been nasty kids like me, will be able to relate to the first two stanzas. The last stanza is not "poetic" in the sense that I actually struggled to bring in rhythm within it. So, forgive me if it sounds 'aatel'.

AN ODE TO YOUTH

I grow older, I get deeper

I need not, yet I look back thither

The days spent on bed

The nights spent awake

The evenings out cycling

The afternoons in, studying

The mornings late and lazy

The memories still seem crazy!

I grow older, I get deeper

I need not, yet I look back thither.

 

From the gullible kid to the 'grown-up' teen

From the gold-haired teddy to the hunk on screen

From the silent tears to the adamant fights

From childish claims to teenage rights

I grow older, I get deeper

I need not, yet I look back thither.

 

The hours slithered away beneath careless feet

Innocence was, when 'goals' took a backseat.

Come prudent days, passions mellowed

Strained, strangled voices crying aloud

Amidst busy being, squeezed nostalgia

Leisure located in a crowded pizzeria

I grow older, I get deeper

I need not, yet I look back thither.


6 comments:

sreeja said...

my god.....twisha d poet is actually awesum....m not exaggeratin re....it is actually gud....n i loved d last stanza particularly....atleast i can identify wid dis poem....gr8 job yaar...lovely creation...hats off to u

Twisha Mukherjee said...

:P thanks

Sonnet Mondal said...

The whole write up has been one starting like a song and then slowly turning into a poem.The poem has a slight touch of nostalgic Modern structuralism though we have crossed that era more than 30 years ago...
Good work ... will like to see more of your works in future.

~~~~Sonnet

Stupid Sohom Chakraborties said...

its a nice piece of poetry...

Twisha Mukherjee said...

>.sonnet: achchha thanks for confirming sourav roy who said it's a song and not a poem. what era of poetry are we in? amake specifically bol. i just heard someone say the other day je Shakespeare-er style e plays lekha ajkal chole na. literature ero ki science er moto outdated howar byapar ta chole eshchhe?
>>sohom da: hmm.

The Dark Side Of The Moon said...

A dynamic snapshot of the life that has been.
You have a thing for the verse!Keep going! :-)

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