Koiee hai, anyone there
resounds the old haveli
night after night
and again tonight.
the night outside is a
Maratha chieftain galloping on
marble sheen of a belligerent
The night is a hunter
of a sky unbroken
from lost seasons
whispers in a staccato
of promises after dark.
The night wont rest
as your mouth writes
the fury on a merging skin
of a fortress wall
in a surrendering

by Dr. Amitabh Mitra
June 18, 2006