Calcutta Norwester

The debris had been gathering
for quite some time.
Dreams, ambitions and desires
had been crushed
And it’s dust lay in heaps
In corners and crevices of the heart.
Faith, belief and convictions
Had been torn to shreds,
Which lay in scattered
All around.
And then,
The storm rose!
The power of the storm blew away
All the debris hithertho accumulated
The dust spiralled out
Of the crevices, corners and lanes
And was thrown far away.
Then came the rains!
The cool, fresh rain water
Lashed and trickled to a spread,
And in a comforting caress
Swept away all that remained
of the remnants of debris.
Then the leaves on the tree outside
Broke into a jig.
They swayed, twirled and tangoed.
Celebrating the lightnes

s of heart!

Author: gdutta17

Born in the year 1968, my childhood was spent amidst the beautiful scenic landscape of a small town in India, Ranchi. Though an engineer by qualification, reading, writing and cooking are my passions. Another thing that I am passionate about is my country, India. As they say, a lifetime is probably not enough to explore the whole of India. Currently based in Kolkata, I can be reached at

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