The White Bird

The White Bird

A Poem by Chandradhish Ghosh

Have you ever heard the white bird sing?

Or does it sing to me only?

It sings me stories of the distant past…

And of the distant present…and the near future!

It calls me by no name but talks to me

And takes me miles away.

Miles away from myself, from this world;

It takes me on a voyage

To a world full of light-

A world of beautiful solitude

A world of peace…a world that is bright

With ‘unthinkable’ thoughts!

Does the white bird know I’m sick?

Does it know that I cry?

Does it know…I’m about to die?

It knows that I lie

When I tell them I’m fine

It chides me not; it hurts me not;

It only looks at me with unmoving eyes

It stays there when I cry

Its stay is comforting,

It brings me hope.

The white bird sings no plaintive tune

Nor all that euphoric either

It’s a tune unique to this bird…

Which makes me forget sorrows

It tells me about the next voyage

Which it promised to take me on.

The journey to the world of light

Who knows what it’s like?

Do you know? Does the white bird know?

I guess it does…

Where is the world of white light?

Why does it want to take me there?

Peace is so alluring!

No more pain…in the world of white light

The white bird tells me so!

But who is this white bird?

Why does it bring me hope when I close my eyes?

It’s real, is it not? I’m sure it is.

Even you will see it…like so many of us who have

Time is young today…not tomorrow!

It will come to comfort you too!

© 2013 Chandradhish Ghosh


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peace, death, the white bird flys. Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A spiritual journey perhaps represented by this white bird...Thank you for sharing...:)..........

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Sami Khalil

7 Years Ago

No . I appreciate it more...:)..............
Chandradhish Ghosh

7 Years Ago

Thank you.. :)
Sami Khalil

7 Years Ago

:)....................
Oh, the white bird of death, brings peace of another kind. Great write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Chandradhish Ghosh

7 Years Ago

I am extremely happy that you liked it and interpreted it the way I intended it to be interpreted..... read more

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