Saturday poems. My Blind Daughter and Damsel in Distress by Adreyo Sen

Saturday poems. My Blind Daughter and Damsel in Distress by Adreyo Sen

Saturday poems. My Blind Daughter and Damsel in Distress by the Indian author Adreyo Sen. Enjoy them, Yareah friends!


Girl by Anna Longova

Damsel in Distress

On her fifth birthday, the young girl

received her first castle.  She loved it

very much, even the goblins that seemed to lurk

in its stained, dark hallways.


Growing up, she knew best of all

these early playmates, the incomplete

princes and princesses that lived within

the castle walls.  She gave them love and

leaning on her, they grew tall and strong.


The little girl stayed the same.  Her dungeon

was the castle.  Her sisters went

into the world and married while she sat

embroidering new tapestries for the caste walls

till the castle broke from her shaking grasp and fell

and revealed itself to be a thing of clay and its brave warriors

and courteous damsels dying moths.


Her grasp of all that was real lost, the little girl sighed

and cried herself to sleep.


My Blind Daughter

My daughter is still blind.

She can only see the haggard beauty

in your eyes, not the roses of disdaining

grey and red

on your arms and feet.


Perhaps she is correct, perhaps

the rank smell that surrounds us

is my own inability to see.

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Adreyo Sen, based in Kolkata, hopes to become a full-time writer. He did his undergraduate work in English and his postgraduate work in English and Sociology. He has been published in Danse Macabre and Kritya.

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