Across Glass Windows

by Sutapa Chaudhuri (April 2016)
 


Darkness has settled in,

diseased with death;

 

yet still the gaze backwards

across glass windows—

 

a glance stolen across time,

and a dark silhouette etched

 

in memory. The glass clear,

the eyes penetrating, attuned

 

to the slightest gesture

of togetherness.

 

The gaze mutual, playing

in a perfect symphony—

 

yet distanced by the impenetrable

chill of gathering frost.

 

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Sutapa Chaudhuri has two poetry collections — Broken Rhapsodies and Touching Nadir. My Lord, My Well-Beloved is a collection of her translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s songs.

 

 

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