ALL THAT I WANTED
I wanted someone to join me in the roof of
A tall building,
A clear navyblue sky above, stars shining,
Show me the constellations one-by-one...
Down below,cars whizzing past,
Tail lamps glowing in the distance...
I wanted someone to accompany me to a lake,
A winter morning,crisp , clear sky,
Birds chirping,swirls on the water,
We glued to our binoculars,
Tell me about the birds I have never seen earlier,
Romance of the distance the birds carry in their relentless wings.....
I wanted someone to play her violin for me,
A quiet afternoon,
Play a cheerful raga ,
A pause,and then another,
Tell me how to tune my ears.
In turn,I shall recite the little-known poems
Of Jibananda,Shankha Ghosh,
Explain the imagery,
Flavour of words,
Spreading throu' ether..............