Amritsar Diaries

by Sneha Subramanian Kanta
(Mumbai)


Tucked in a corner you lay
all these years
in a bustling street
in the lanes of Amritsar

Tell me, didn't you
yearn for me all these years
among the shrill of the lake
of The Golden temple
early morning?

When a puffing long-distance train
pulled into the station
and you heard the faint engine sound
about a mile away
didn't you expect me
to be one among the many getting down?

Jallianwala Baugh - - oh do you remember
how we, silently walked through
immersed in our thoughts
of those long gone
Don't you miss my company when you
walk alone?

The month of November,
oh tell me do you;
do you miss the ajwain parathas
we had together in the shivering cold?

Didn't you cry whenever summer came;
not wanting to have aam ka aachar
without me?

Nothing remains now; but
a faint consciousness

Tell me, can you see my shadow
gently lurking upon your soul
whenever you descend from the steps of the veranda
to go outside?

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Feb 12, 2012
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by: Sneha

Thank you, Sahil. I'm glad to know your feedback.

Feb 11, 2012
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Beauty !!!
by: Sahil

The way you described Amritsar Is Fantastic.Really would like to Visit Amritsar and feel each and everything.Beautiful Poem,Really got Inspired by it.Hope to hear some good words again !

Feb 08, 2012
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by: Sneha

Thank you, Lakshmi.

Isabel; you've been so expressive with your feedback always. I'm so glad to know you feel this way!

Feb 07, 2012
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i'm... speechless
by: isabel

I faltered and paused, can't find the exact words to say... It all got caught inside, unshed tears stinging my eyes.
Just SADLY BEAUTIFUL Sneha.

Feb 07, 2012
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Touching...!
by: Lakshmi

A touching poem from your poetic mind, Sneha. Really enjoyed reading.

Feb 06, 2012
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by: Sneha

So sweet of you to actively comment, Mo. I'm heartened. You know how priceless your feedback is to me.

Feb 06, 2012
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Thanks
by: Sneha

Thanks Geetashree for your kind words.

Feb 06, 2012
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Beautiful
by: Mohit

This is such a beautiful poem sne. The journey to Amritsar was such a beautiful one. This poem reminds me of the entire journey.

Thank you.

Feb 06, 2012
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Sneha...
by: Geetashree Chatterjee

Some beautiful poetry here...Touching!

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