Homecoming song…(ghare pheraar gaan)



Leaning a throbbing head against the raised sheet of glass of the car, my eyes vacantly rest themselves on the erratic rhythm that plays itself out on the other side of the pane. Another humid evening gives up its ghost to the force of the irrepressible night, which has landed swiftly and silently onto the city, registered solely by the pulsating ticks of the clocks and watches, or the mute flashes of dots on digitised time markers. End of one more day- and the city moves on…
Take me home city streets- with your neon glares that throw a mighty challenge to the light of full moons and twinkling stars. Take me home trams that clatter and rattle along, your freshly painted faces hiding in vain, your endearing antiquity- much like the women whose powdered faces fail to conceal the wrinkles of time.

Take me home blue black skies of my city- you have seen much, heard much but done naught during one more day, scorching your tender blue-ness in the fire of the midday sun. Take me home crowded pavements, where life jostles with the living and crowds throng to board the smoking, spluttering contraptions that promise to lead them nearer home.
Take me home, take me home- where the morning is fresh with the promises that only she can make, where the season plays itself out in the banquet of mixed fragrances of sky and earth, where battles lost and won are savoured with the resolve of a tomorrow, where toothaches and heartaches ride easy on the touch of a hand that you belong to, where evening is to find him relieved you made it back home, and the night sings its gentle lullaby to caress your worn out soul. Take me home, take me home…


the painting is by Leonid Afremov.

About preetiroychoudhury

Educator, writer, thinker, dreamer, mind traveller, a moderate feminist, a staunch humanist, eternal learner- i wear many hats and each hat has a voice that demands to be heard- so here i am blogging a bit of me in every post.
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