Bhaskar Roy Barman
The scene lacked for the manifestation
Characteristic of a scene.
Though the scene was promised a revealing
A plethora of manifestations that remained over.
In other scenes manifestations reveal themselves
Of necessity when called for.
No messenger from on high did descend
To bestow upon it an afflatus for creation.
It was pining away for its halcyon days
When it got high on the effulgence of kaleidoscope.
Steeped in the varicoloured manifestations of its glory,
It visualized phantoms of youths chanting their way
Up the path of the valley and through the landscape,
Chorusing hymns of love and happiness.
The trees wished the youths had carved the hymns
On their trunks.
Gradually human beings encroached upon the loneliness
And on the precincts of the scene
And bereaved the scene of many of its manifestations.
The plethora of manifestations that remained over promised the scene
They would reveal themselves
If human beings stopped encroaching
On its precincts.