The Optical Symphony

local_library The Optical Symphony

by Sreyash Sarkar

Published in Issue No. 225 ~ February, 2016

I heard the light in all its jubilance:

The tunes, like recuerdos of a passing feast,

The notes, that lingered in the stairs

Encrusted in uncouth undulation,

Lay words deceived and afflicted.

Rhapsodical moments crossed woods

Left their ethereal motion

Under shadowed trees,

Bitten words afloat in the air

Disappeared in the land of magpies;

And cotton trees made their roots

Through untrodden paths.

My audibility looked upon in solitude-

An illuminated world waited in distress

An extracted existence amidst grandiosity.

An incised tongue, I shall affix

Under the stairs,

Away from the sun,

To arouse extinct desires

To arouse forgotten words

To arouse a deluge….

With fingers on the flute,

The cowherd shall play on,

And I shall see how…

Avian words can etherize trees….

 

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Sreyash Sarkar , is a poet, a qualified painter, a practising Hindustani Classical musician and an aspiring Electrical Engineer.Educated in Kolkata and Bangalore, he has been a student correspondent at The Statesman, Kolkata from his school, South Point. In 2012, in an international poetry competition organized in memoir of Yeats, his poem was shortlisted among 40 other poets from all over the world. His interview was published in the 'The Arty Legume', where he was asked to speak on cubism, existentialism in art and intrusion in a painting. He has been extensively featured in "The Gooseberry Bushes", " Muses", " The Literary Jewels", "Tagore for us", " The Country Cake-Stall" , " The Orange Orchard" etc. Besides, being a freelance writer for several magazines, he is the editor-in-chief of Kalomer Kalomishak, a bilingual magazine, which he founded in 2013.