Equation's Interim

Equation's Interim

A Poem by Swagato Saha

What's a silent glow to late night's retreat?
As sapphire stardust on a stone-eyed street -
Eludes clockwork and the lantern's slow burn,
Where dream ye pipers; at vermin's morn.

Then 'vade insect trails crevices of time,
Past moored homes to prior human lives,
And chitin wastes to breach anxious within;
Worldly reason rests on thy fragile wings!

Elsewhere in wake to strange letters on board,
While the guiding hand stoic awaits accord...
They register the raving forms that be,
Unstirred by senses, cold to memory.

Till madman's voice from monstrous within,
Sounds impasse in opaque interim!
To echoes of long-lost worlds-waiting;
(Such at warmth of a tea-soaked madeleine.)

© 2023 Swagato Saha

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Lovely work Swagato. especially enjoyed your concluding line, with it's tip of cap to Proust and his great work Remembrance of Things Past

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Swagato Saha

3 Months Ago

Thank you, once again. This is actually part of an essay ('The Sublime Hysteric' & Academia) on Medi.. read more

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Added on June 26, 2023
Last Updated on September 24, 2023


Swagato Saha
Swagato Saha

Kolkata, India

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