Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Two Halves

Inspired by Nazrul's Adho Dhoroni Alo

Half the world is dark
And half is steeped in day -
The dawn of life sweeps
Shadows of dusk away.

Half of us rejoice
Another half do cry -
We pass from mood to
Mood with one gentle sigh.

Half of love is sweet
And half of bitter kind -
Love and angst will hence
Play checkers in the mind.

If all is ruled by
Two Halves in constant strife,
What, I wonder, is
The other half of life?

12 Comments:

At 5:39 AM, Blogger Braveheart said...

Truly Beautiful! And interesting inspiration too. Rarely do we see inspirations helping others create such commendable work!

-- Akshaya

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Shraddha Manvi said...

Good one...though what's the answer?

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger babelfish said...

What, I wonder, is
The other half of life?


Death seems to be the obvious answer, but I was wondering have you ever thought of Dreams as being opposed to Life?

 
At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautifully thought, but then again u could have a gone on a lil while longer giving readers more time to reflect...

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger herenow said...

questions are more potent than answers! love it ! u are getting better!!

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Brilliant !
Great to c Creative genius still flourishing at XL !

Blogrolled you on my XL blog
http://kimelody.blogspot.com


Kim
XL 99

 
At 12:14 AM, Anonymous nabzz said...

i loved that question!

 
At 12:56 AM, Anonymous Rohit Raj said...

Brilliant as usual.

 
At 4:39 PM, Anonymous nandini said...

I guess we all live through quite a few of the halves the life is divided in -coz it can be divided on many planes-but still keep asking this question.... though the words are different each time

Khoob mon diye moner kotha lekha hoyeche tai dekhchi oneker mon ee shada diyeche!
shottei bhalo hoyeche aapnaar lekha Mr Mukherjee.

 
At 10:47 PM, Anonymous ArchanaD said...

i especially liked the last 2 verses of this poem. your take is about everything in life being in black and white, but life is often a plethora of shades between the black and the white! and there is one mood apart from happiness and grief - drowsiness :D i aint happy, and i aint sad! its just that rains are doing funny things to my brain and inducing drowsiness :)

and yes, before i forget, your bro guided me to your blog :)

 
At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inspiring!

 
At 3:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is so beautifully written...i think youre going to make it as an accomplished writer one day.

 

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