Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, eager to meet publicists, literary agents, publishers and gallant, generous readers, to see if they can help her to build an “unorthodox” career, a path followed by many before, some has been blessed with success, most have not, let us see what you make of her attempts! A failure or success- it all depends on you. These are pieces from her book, the book is available on createspace and amazon- It is a collection of poems and black and white illustrations to go with them. Some are photographs, others paintings, cyber sketches mainly.
Wildflowers in bed of rocks
What happens when a bunch of kids
Enter a silent, peaceful temple?
Humble abode of Gods transforms
Into a boisterous playground!
They scream, laugh and play
Chants, hymns wash away
Meditations are shattered
Serene lake becomes bubbling brook.
Serious souls get miffed,
Peaceful ones ignore them,
Religious ones try to change the
Atmosphere back to old.
What should be done to them?
Shall we let them be or show door?
What about the worship?
Can they peacefully coexist?
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