the heart beats on poem 1

the heart beats on

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.

The heart beats on

They sing, not to please or annoy,
Not to boast or show off,
They sing just because they can,
They sing because they want to.

A crow cares not if you think
His raucous call is ruining your mood,
A koyel does not cares
that his song is filling up your soul.

To them, singing is the joy,
That is the only reason for their songs,
Songs that fill up our world
Sometimes with ecstasy, sometimes joy!

How silent this world will become,
Silent and bleak, if they stop being spontaneous,
If they first think and then sing!
That certainly will be a curse on humanity!

Hyderabad 16.6.15


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