Sunday, October 16, 2016

Star that bears your name

Look up and tell me
How many stars do you see
shimmering in the autumn sky?
Ask me if they bear a name,
Pointing out the brightest, I'd say,
'Pole Star there in the north'.
You point out at another,
Less brighter, less shining.
"And that?", "that bears your name".
A little pause in the conversation
And a smile to behold forever.
There are stars today too,
The brightest and the one less bright
And winds sweep the same autumn sky.
There're clouds forsaking the stars,
Too afraid to hide them behind.
You could count all those millions
But you ain't here by my side.
They all smile, they laugh, they shine,
They ask about you, O woman,
The first one to ask their names.

©Chandrajit Mitra