August 20, 2016

The Two Sides of a Coin



He cannot comprehend
The 4-letter word
But what he perceives
Only the letters
Some jumbled, some tangled
The letter ‘L’
He grasps it upside down
And catches ‘7’ in it
As I debate, he rejects my claim
And says, “That not ‘O’, that’s ‘0’”.
I mutely gaze at him
But somehow he is precise in his own way.
The perception he follows
Is what he could see

Every coinage has 2 sides
The one I see, the one they see
But the true side is only one
That delivers the question
‘Did you hold the right choice?
Or Did I convey it?’
As both cannot be right
One needs to surrender his choice
And change his discernment

June 9, 2013

I have seen....

I have seen friends making up and breaking up
I have seen the moist light of daybreak turning tears into smiles
I have seen the stars fall when someone making a wish, and seen them never come true
I have seen a beggar smile, holding a penny that makes his day bright
I have seen a sparrow mourning on the death of her lil' one
I have seen the sunset bringing tears in the eyes of thousands
I have seen people fighting for blood and killing their siblings
I have seen them snatching money and gold to make their living
I have seen the one harassed and abused
I have seen lust enveloping the criminals' face
I have seen people getting depressed and attempting suicides
I have seen time passing by and changing the faces of people

.......and yet, I have been seeing.

May 15, 2013

Mother's arms (Senryu)

butterfly wings
I am safe
in Mother's arms

©Priyanka Bhowmick

April 18, 2013

Leafy iris (Haiku)


leafy iris
the visible wounds of
withered autumn

~Priyanka Bhowmick

February 4, 2013

The Burning Moon (SENRYU)

gripped by silence
her mysterious screams
"the burning moon"