A Distant Call From Spring

Spring…and a riot of colours
A nip in the air
With a glowing sun
Leaves dance
Buds bloom
And life

The wayward vagabond
Who borrowed begged
Even from the beggar
At last gets his freedom
And meets his Light

The ‘old faithful’
Leaves his once carefree employer
The stern elderly
To seek greener pastures
His son needs a big school
The daughter more of everything
Life needs to renew
Spring… and spring

Travel plans abandoned
The spring-herald flaming ‘palash’
In green vales
Can wait
Perhaps next year or next or even next
Or never
Does it matter really
Duty first…
Life needs be prolonged

The love-lorn lover
Forgets his old vows
To begin afresh
With new found love

And when the bereaved
Counts the hours
Awaiting dawn
To find another day added
To celebrate grief…loss…love
The reign of Spring…

Dr. Supatra Sen, currently Associate Professor in a reputed Kolkata college is a veteran academician, teaching and researching in the fields of Botany and Environment. Her over hundred twenty publications as international books, papers and reviews are chiefly in her professional subject. She has edited several UGC funded ISBN volumes and is also the founder and Chief Editor of an ISSN peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary academic journal ‘Harvest’ www.harvest.net since 2016. Her tryst with poetry writing began in 2020 during the global pandemic and in October 2021 her poetry anthology ‘My Autumn Sonata’ was published. Read other articles by Supatra.