Ode to my home.

There are places
Holding luminosity engulfed in obscurity.
Narrowed streets yelling of stillness.
The moon rays are pouring its all
In the unhabited corners of houses
That smell of abandoned glory.
The red bricks are silently whispering
Of a city vanishing in portions
Akin to the ruins of Harrapa,
an infinite memory that never ceases.
The pathway bears song that reminisce of ages of war and conflict.
The yellow cabs painting a canvas that even artists can’t unscramble.
The water gently brushes on my feet
As I gaze with serene eyes,
The waves of crowd
Arising and dissolving in moments
We can’t weigh in seconds.
My city has its heart locked in history
And stirring towards evermore luster.

Kolkata,you are an era in itself.

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38 Comments Add yours

  1. ~H@rdip~ says:

    Amazing creation πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘
    I wish I could visit once in my life πŸ€—

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Thank you Hardip for taking the time to deliver your comment on this.
      You should visit Kolkata one day.

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  2. Unni Babu says:

    Each line of this poem is a movie scene πŸ’™ wow

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Thank you Unni for the support.Hope you are having a good day.

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  3. Wonderful images crunching at the brain.

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Consecrated by the commendation of such adept writers.

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  4. Your poetry is so beautiful, you put into words exactly what I struggle to convey.

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Your comment has given me joy I can’t utter in words.Thank you for the support Rudraa.

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  5. ʞɐ says:

    This is beautifully written. πŸ™‚

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Thank you so much Ajay!!

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      1. ʞɐ says:

        You’re welcome.

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  6. arv! says:

    Well said. Kolkata lives in its own world.

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Thank you Arv for reading.Hope you are doing well.

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  7. Smitha V says:

    You’ve captured Calcutta as I imagine it to be…Lovely!

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    1. neha98blog says:

      smitha thanks for taking your time to read this small euology on kolkata..Much love to you.

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  8. Beautiful tribute to our beloved city… ❀

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Thank you didi for your appreciation always.

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    2. neha98blog says:

      Amader kolkata..is something that not even my poetry can do justice too.

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  9. Chiru says:

    Perfect explanation of loved city..!! Good one

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Thanks chiru for the lovely appreciation.Stay happy.

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  10. Chiru says:

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  11. Anindya says:

    Nice one Neha…..being a fellow Calcuttan, I fully resonate with our post…..and nice picture too…..will be following your blog for more….:)

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Thank you for this beautiful comment.I have read your posts and yet to finish all the ones,as your writings are something of a perfection.Hope we keep supporting each other.Best wishes.

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      1. Anindya says:

        I try my best, Neha….:)….it’s good to be connected to so many talented bloggers…..sharing is the best…:)

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      2. neha98blog says:

        It’s a pleasure anindya to meet another blogger from kolkata.

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      3. Anindya says:

        Same here Neha….

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  12. alexraphael says:

    Arising and dissolving was my favourite line but I liked them all. So full of imagery and expression.

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    1. neha98blog says:

      When one writes about their home,e motions usher in the form of poetry.

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      1. alexraphael says:

        That’s a lovely way of phrasing it.

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  13. Beautiful ❀️ have a great day β˜• nice poem! Keep blogging friend

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Thank you so much.Have a good day!

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      1. My pleasure always Neha! Have a great Halloween week πŸŽƒπŸ«

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  14. Lovely work! Makes me wish I could hop on a plane and visit!

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Thank you so much dear for taking the time to visit my blog.Home is where we always want to be no matter where we are in the world.

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  15. Brilliant capture and play of words!

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    1. neha98blog says:

      Is it ? Thanks for being so generous.

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      1. True..During my Kolkata visit..I found a city with difference, the aura I sensed is also reflected in your post! Loved it!

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