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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Little Girl
















We promised
That we would have a little girl
And we would name her
After your eyelashes
And my eyes.
Where do promises go when they die?
Where do little girls wait till they are called to be born?




This was my contribution to Catherine's Tapestry of Spring. If you want to see the uniquely beautiful anthology and hear this poem as well as seven magical others being read out, please visit Catherine here (link)
And if you want to read a poem on the making of this wonderful creation, you should visit Aniket here (link)



Amritorupa Kanjilal also writes at Rivers I Have Known: Books, Reviews, and More. Please visit her there! 

75 paper boats came floating back to me:

Creation said...

A simplistic poem... but one with deep connotations and a strong message.

Kudos to you for this brilliant piece!

Creation said...

A simplistic poem... but one with deep connotations and a strong message.

Kudos to you for this brilliant piece!

Akash said...

This poem..made me numb...and forced me to think...i'm sorry my choice of words are a bit different...but this poem is really haunting....its simply.....*no words..bows head*...hats off...

Catvibe said...

I really love this poem Amrita, it is beautifully poignant and I am very grateful that you submitted it.

Smita said...

Such simple words with such a lovely and though provoking question...

workhard said...

Hi.. this one is so soft....

Thanks for dropping by.. how do i send u a private msg.....sorry about that girl... u

Aniket said...

Loved it then... love it now.

Catherine's magic has already made it immortal. :D

Gagan said...

Hi LGL,Very touching and very nicely composed.:)
Good work. Keep writing...

atanu nath said...

...thank you for such a post... the moment is changed when I started and when I've finished it now... I've listened to Catherine...
"...Where do little girls wait till they are called to be born?..."
...after so long...thankful to little girl..for something nice... about a little girl... from a little girl....

Karen said...

Such sadness inherent in these few lines. The questions are so moving.

Psych Babbler said...

Nice one...has a very powerful feel to it! :)

Meera said...

Deep meaning.Loved it:)

Chronicwriter said...

i first thought that it was a message that you are passing on to your ex guy
!

nice one

www.chronicwriter.com

Pallav said...

a simple poem with with simple words..
message is very clear n loud..

Pallav

Paresh Palicha said...

This is simply beautiful.:-)Will visit the recommended links in a while. Thanks.:)

deepazartz said...

Extremely beautiful!!!
I listened to the Video..its very well done:)
Short & sweet!

You didn't tell whether you are in...in the play. Pls let me know.

Al Walling said...

Where did u ge tthe accompanying pic? its very nice, in a subdued way at that.

coffeeismypoison said...

Oh this made me cry too.
your writing touches chords I didn't even know existed.
Sniff.
Keep brilliant as brilliant as you are pal.

jason evans said...

So gorgeous in its sadness.

Sakshi said...

Ohh I just loved these little few lines which says a thousand lines through them.. Fantastic that's all i can say and loved Catherine's beautiful compilations.

after your eyelashes and my eyes...ohh those words take me to the land of promises and love

Where do promises go when they die?
Where do little girls wait till they are called to be born? - How can you express an entire world in just these two lines?? Am your fan forever

Dhruva said...

:(

Shravan said...

just a quick response amrita, to the lines only,
can this be considered against the abortion of girl kids?

and i loved the lines, as always.

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Now that was very thoughtful LGL..:)

You seem to be a very frequent contributor to your blog with so many poems... good..

keep going..:)

still thinking !!! said...

“Where do promises go when they die?
Where do little girls wait till they are called to be born?”

If there is one word that comes to your mind after reading this poem, it has to be “innocence”
Be it be the simplicity of the verse,
Or the metaphors like
“Little girls” and “promises”

Both promises and little girls are innocent entities and gives the verse a delicate, tender look…love the simplicity and serenity of the verse

Sadly both promises and little girls are lost forever with time…such a lovely, painful truth you have painted…

And about the anthology Tapestry of Spring crafted by Catherine
I would say I am happy that you guys are coming up with brilliant ideas....you’re doing some great work here in blogger....thanks for everything


have left some comments for you in my blog do take a look

Harshita said...

A beautiful poem... :) I have become ur fan.

Anorak said...

hey! Little girl...i have seen and read the beautiful rendition by Catherine....i have also seen the brilliant poetry by Aniket...

where do promises go after they die?.... I wish i had the answer......loved it....keep walking!!!

ki said...

Awww :)

I like the combination of depth and simplicity. :)

Little Girl Lost said...

Kriti- thanks. yes, rather simplistic...

Little Girl Lost said...

Akash- your choice of words explained you very well. i loved the word 'haunting' :) thank you.

Little Girl Lost said...

Catherine... it meant a lot for me to have submitted this poem. it was the very first i ever submitted. i cannot tell you how wonderful it felt for it to have been included...

Little Girl Lost said...

Smita- i'm so happy it made you feel that way...

Little Girl Lost said...

workhard- soft... i liked that :)

Little Girl Lost said...

Aniket- emphasis being on the words 'catherine's magic'
:)

Little Girl Lost said...

Gagan- thanks! will do, man!

Little Girl Lost said...

Atanu- i'll try to live up to the standard you are expecting from me. it means a lot to be praised by a poet :)

Little Girl Lost said...

Karen- if only you knew what praise from you means to me...

Little Girl Lost said...

PB- powerful, hmmm... someone else said soft...

Little Girl Lost said...

meera- thanks for loving it :)

Little Girl Lost said...

Chriz- Damn!! you guessed!

Little Girl Lost said...

pallav- i really dont know what the message was. am glad you heard it though :)

Little Girl Lost said...

paresh- you do that. you'll love it.

Little Girl Lost said...

Deepa- thank you so much... i'll get back to you on that...

Little Girl Lost said...

Al- i searched, dude... i liked it too

Little Girl Lost said...

Coffee-- your comments make my day pal.

Little Girl Lost said...

jason- Yay! yay! (little jig completely in contrast to the mood of the poem.

Little Girl Lost said...

Sakshi- cannot tell you how honoured i feel...

Little Girl Lost said...

Dhruva... sorry man, cheer up. read the limericks :)

Little Girl Lost said...

Shravan- well i didnt mean it in a social context, but i guess it could... thamks for the insight.

Little Girl Lost said...

mahesh- i do my best. thanks for the appreciation...

Little Girl Lost said...

ST- thank you so much for the indepth analysis... it means a lot coming from another poet

Little Girl Lost said...

Harshita- YAY!

Little Girl Lost said...

Anorak- praise from you means a lot because you don't shy fro criticising when you mean it...

Little Girl Lost said...

ki- thanks for the visit...

sawan said...

ive seen the anthology and ive heard this poem :) u sure deserve an applause girl! god! i have so beautiful people as my friends :)

sawan said...

amrita, did i tell u tht u write awesome poetries? :) u sure deserves another round of applause :)

Paresh Palicha said...

I saw the video & heard the poems. :-) Delighted.:-)

Margaret said...

Beautifully written, so simple but yet so deep. It leaves a sad touch after reading it.

I've seen and heard the anthology on Cat's blog. It's absolutely wonderful. Congratulations on your part in making it so beautiful.

jayant said...

A wonderful poem! I've been wanting to write a few on my own for quite a while now (read years) but I haven't had the courage to post them on my blog.. fearing that the one reader that visits it in a few weeks would be scared away!

Nice blog overall.. my first visit here and would like to come back

ki said...

No prob. :)

I'm a fan. :)

buno mainak said...

wahhhhhhh.a pure poetry
the famished road revisited

Arv said...

Beautiful... their souls must be waiting in heaven I think :)

SGD said...

A first timer to your blog

The poem touches somewhere deep inside...
The last two lines have me hooked...beautiful

Do visit my blogs whenever time permits!

alpez said...

wow...lotta comments...nice work, btw!

Kartz said...

Beautiful. Lucid. Poignant. Profound.

& as the adage goes - still waters run deep. Reflects on your composition.

Peace. Have a nice day.

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Greetings,

I must thank you for stopping-by my webspace to leave a note. I appreciate your time and readership.

Peace.

deluded said...

but but but do little girls really wait in some place?

~nm said...

This was so beautiful.

And thanks for dropping by at my blog. I haven't been blogging lately but I do hope I manage some time soon.

Pradip Biswas said...

Many little girls come down to earth when not the sun but the moon provides the light. They walk on the grass, on the green leafes or on the cold waters of river. They smell the flowers and play. If you are welcome to them they allow you to hear them. Try to tune your soul you shall hear them.

Quaint Murmur said...

Oh my that was beautiful!!
Where do promises go when they die?
Amazing, LGL.

Satans Darling™ said...

This is simple beautiful! Such an innocent poem, but yet runs deep inside and forces you to think... I LOVED IT!!

i me myself said...

i lovvvvdddddddddddd this one....a lottttttt

i me myself said...

striking,haunting and yet delivrng a very strong message
kudos

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

i love it wen people convey so many things in so less words.

@d poem--- ashadharon. :)

Vesper said...

This is really extremely beautiful, so sweet and sad at the same...
The girl in the painting resembles you, I find.

The Spectacled Skeptic said...

it's beautiful! :) I've never been quite good at poetry, which adds to why i admire it so much. And this one has left me speechless. :)

still thinking !!! said...

I might have commented on this before..but now after going through it again I know what this poem is all about...its really amazing how some phases of life leaves impressions and teaches us to look at things and paint thoughts in such a fabulous way

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