AN AGED COUPLE

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Sixty autumns together they walked,

And how many more who knows?

Side by side they stood on the forest fringe

And admired shrivelled faces and scraggy necks.

 

How swiftly the halcyon days passed!

Ah! The days of honey and milk and dew,

Childlike mirth and translucent joy.

 

The deserted forest path, the flock of twilight parrots,

The abandoned huts, the mist-laced trees,

The cool sunrise, and the blazing sunset—all are same,

Only dark patches below eyes blurred all.

(First published in anthology, Rise to Higher Essence)

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Abu Siddik

Abu Siddik

It's all about the unsung , nameless men and women around us. I try to portray them through my tales. I praise their undying suffering and immaculate beauty. And their resilience to life's vicissitudes, oddities, and crudities I admire. They are my soulmates who inspire me to look beyond the visible, the known, the common facade of the educated and the intellectuals.

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