In Memoriam | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 04, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 04, 2017


In Memoriam

Some memories like unexploded grenades

Need to be carefully skirted

When negotiating the minefield of the mind

To avoid an explosion

Of crimson clusters of heart-breaking images

Too painful to behold

In the full bright light of day,

But others echo like musical streams

In meandering motion in the dappled sunlit

Corridors of the mind:

Careless conversations in communal halls 

of learning,

Earnest efforts in endless exams,

Silent focus at lectures stretching

The boundaries of imagination;

The gradual germination of carefully planted seeds

Unfurling to reveal the bird flower self

Contemplating the silent mysteries of the eternal

In the mystic microcosmic

Chambers of the mind.  

Batool Sarwar is Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka. She is also an occasional contributor to the Star Literature Page.

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