The sound of the sea

The sound of the sea

A Poem by poddar kushal

The sound of the sea

The wooden bridge comes alight

into a sea of black and white.

Someone is coming. Softly.

She mops her eyes. Straightens her stance.

A pair of feet comes in rhythmic moves.

She suddenly knows, without turning,

the stranger is the one. The one.


A whimsical wave crushes on the pier,

spraying her all over.

Drops of salt on her hair,

drops of mist from her face.

Falling one by one in a slow motion.

She gathers them on her palm.

The message in a bottle,

she has been waiting for

never comes.

The foot steps of a stranger …


She now faces the stranger,

the writer of the message dreamed of.

She mumbles” Dad!”

Years of long lost emotions erode. 

A coarse hand of a person

Who has been absent in

her story for so long,

touches her.

© 2008 - All Rights Reserved Kushal Poddar

© 2009 poddar kushal

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Is she a prostitute? I'm sorry, but I can't figure it out and I'm eager to know :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

There's a nice flowing motion like the ocean, in this poem... The last line ..
ah... marvelous... Thanks for sharing...

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Added on March 15, 2009


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..