Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, see if they can help her to build an “unorthodox” career, a path followed by many before, some has been blessed with success, most have not, let us see what you make of her attempts! A failure or success- it all depends on you. These are pieces from her book, the book is available on createspace and amazon- It is a collection of poems and black and white illustrations that go with them, hope you will enjoy them.
When ice melts and bursts forth
To create a small brook.
Which trips and tumbles down mountain
Tumbling over sharp rocks and stones.
Does the ice ever dreams she will move?
Conquer so many difficulties and pain
Cover such a long journey
Through mountains, plains, forests.
Will turn into a river changing through
Sometimes in the journey its shallow, fast
Sometimes it is deep and slow
Just a chunk of ice taking so many forms.
From an immovable piece of frozen ice
It turns into liquid crystal, ever flowing
Creating, destroying, nurturing, forever moving,
To finally meet its destiny, ocean and lose itself within.
25.05.09, Garia, Kolkata