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A story retold

A story retold

A Poem by poddar kushal

A story retold


Behold the flower stooping upon a flower,

The graves and stones are not cold under a warm star.

The metaphor of grief falls from a brown leaf.

A bold kiss locks itself on a pair of faint lips.

They have plucked a flower grown near a headstone,

March is dripping down its earthy green stem, smell it.

Poison hisses but passes the mingling bodies

Death can wait till the renewal terms of their

Ever-changing story. The story is retold

Every day and night rocking upon this planet.




© 2008 poddar kushal

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the more i read this one, the more it attaches itself to me. there is a bittersweetness to this piece as well as a banquet for the senses. well done.

Posted 11 Years Ago

A delight for the senses of sight, smell and touch. I especially like the sounds you've put together with some rhyme and alliteration. I love "Poison hisses but passes the mingling bodies". You've really got to read the poem aloud to do it justice. Great job!

Posted 11 Years Ago

I enjoyed the imagery and action of this poem. Very carefully written.

Posted 11 Years Ago

A brilliant write on life..Death..and everything between.

Posted 11 Years Ago

The story is not of the retold
But of the story repeated
Metaphors are plain and straight

Death does not wait
It is repeat over again
The story to be repeated

Imagery is beautiful
Metaphors true
Writer is true

Posted 11 Years Ago

Love these meaningful, short and powerful works. Well done

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I'm not sure if my interpretation is correct but my only thought as I was reading this is the 'cycle of life and death'. It's a good poem. I like it.

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A wonderful portrait of life, my friend

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I too enjoyed this beautiful poem with such great imagery my friend Kushal. Even in death there is beauty. Annexxx

Posted 11 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

deep, wonderfully written. i really liked this one.

great write

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on March 28, 2008


poddar kushal
poddar kushal

kolkata, India, India

life and trying to earn bread made me an advocate. mad at my own stressful self, turned to writing. poems mainly. but, there are several short stories published in my mother toungue 'bengali'.i live i.. more..


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