“The Optical Symphony” by Sreyash Sarkar


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…

 

 

 

 

 

Sreyash Sarkar is a poet, a painter, a practicing Hindustani Classical musician, and studies Electrical Engineering.  Educated in Kolkata and Bangalore, he has been a student correspondent at The Statesman, Kolkata from his school, South Point.  (www.facebook.com/sreyash.sarkar.9)