Tag Archives: fantasy

an emperor by luck

an emperor by luck, theft or trick
having reached the top real quick
without much toil or sweat
treats weak as pure dirt
superiors as Gods from heaven
equals as inferiors.

Is their behaviour a mask?
used to hide their fears.
or is it their way to hide
their unworthiness of the crown,
which has just dropped on head.

Sharmishtha basu
6.12.10

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the gypsy in me

there is a gypsy inside me
she sighs when she sees
pieces of this planet
spilling with beauty
captured in Polaroid and films
it aches to pack its bags
and go out on a trip
scale every possible mountain
touch every ocean in reach
before lying down to sleep.

there is a wise woman inside me
one that chastises that wild
reminds her again and again
you can save yourself
from cold, heat, rain and snow
stalking tiger, snakes, wolves
for they strike for fear or hunger
what will you do with men?
they will be waiting everywhere
you can save yourself or fail!

Sharmishtha basu
4.12.10


birth of a mermaid

I softly fall inside you, I sink
your velvety cool touch
envelops all around me
a shiver runs through the spine.

slowly I immerse deeper and deeper
in your dark depth
water flows all around me
I get submerged, I give up, surrender.

my open reckless hair dances
with the ripple of your wave
its fine net surrounds me
just like you as I descend in you.

my legs join together to glue
I could inhale you inside me in my breath
softly I rise above again
after losing myself to you I become you.

Sharmishtha basu
28 .1.11