New Beginning

The rolling waves
The flowing breeze

The dream to ride
On the waves

To float with
The breeze

To touch the new dawn
To relish the new hope
Of surviving all odds
And coming up trumps…

Layers of bricks coming
Up around a forgotten
Time… Oh! Annar!

Vanishing love
Vanishing relationship
Vanishing men and women

Let life take root
Let men and women
Script new history

Let there be a new beginning!

Author’s Note: Annarkali, in short Annar. was the ladylove of the Mughal prince Selim alias Jehangir, the son of the fabled king Akbar the great. As par anecdotes Annar, a lady of common origin, was not allowed to unite with prince Selim. She was buried alive! However, some researchers claim that her tomb had a tunnel through which she exited and disappeared from the prince’s life!

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, writer, poet, translator and blogger. His blog is “Existential Problems”. His poems and prose have been published by several on=line publications including Dissident Voice, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Setu Magazine, Pangolin Review, Visual Verse, etc. Pranab has coauthored a book of poems, titled Air & Age; a translation of a book of Bengali short stories, “Bougainvillea and Other Stories” (English translation title). His second book of poems and first solo book, “Soul Searching and Other Poems” (2017), was published by Scarlet Leaf Publishing, Toronto. His second collection of poems, “Vision of the World and Other Poems”, was published by in November 2020. Read other articles by Pranab.