Friday, October 13, 2017

You stand like a mirage at far

You stand like a mirage at far
All around whom I seek,
You enchant like a distant star
And quiet, gentle and meek.
I go wander in search of you
To find, to love for days, a few,
I go wander
I go wander
But in vain, in disdain, I knew.

©Chandrajit Mitra

P.S. The form of poetry employed is known as "Trijan Refrain" which is a nine-line poetry form with the syllable count 8-6-8-6-8-8-4-4-8 and the rhythm pattern A.B.A.B.C.C.D.D.C. The first four syllables of the fifth line are repeated as double refrain in lines seven and eight.