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Saturday, 5 May 2012

The Panacea

The girl desired to have a delightful sky

The boy wished he were the king of the clouds

The kite connects the hearts in the air

Reality pulls the thread.

The boy washes dishes in the shop

The girl sells flowers in the street

They live on fragments

in perishable forms.

Life is an immortal spectator

passes by the scattered sketches.

Time keeps on writing the prolonged essay

with a lullaby in the dim light of the hurricane.

A dragonfly flutters in the dream

The girl is decked with glowing stars in her zenith of joy

The boy bags a foamy mass of buttermilk sky

Sleep embroiders fulfilment.

© Sutanuka Banerjee

International Day for Street Children

Sutanuka is a researcher in the University of Malaga, Spain as an Erasmus Mundus student. She tries to pick up pebbles from the path of life and treasure them as the new chapters of experience.


  1. Lovely imagery. Kites, lullabies and the stardust sky sings of freedom even though the usage of articles like a/an/ the can be minimized with more learned efforts.! Very pretty nature imagery here.! Best of my wishes.!

  2. :) thank you for positive criticism. though I tried to use the singular form of those articles to bring the sense of collective feelings. will keep your advice in mind.

  3. Lovely imagery indeed - beautifully told.

    Anna :o]