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Tryst with death

Srutimala Duara 1964 (Guwahati, Assam)



Tryst with death


Life in a crystallized ball
balances on a hyacinth leaf

The currents of time rushes

Surface a calm appearance
Undercurrent death swims

Coursing along
Life has countless dates to keep
Myriad of desires to fulfil
Scores of dreams to realize

Death smiles indulgently as life forgets
a rendezvous long arranged
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Submitted by s.duara on August 08, 2021

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Srutimala Duara

Srutimala Duara is a writer and an academician from Assam, India. She has published 4 collections of poetry, 4 collections of short story, 2 novels, and travel book. She was awarded the “Naari Shakti Award” in April 2015; "Woman of the Year 2016" by International Human Rights Council (Assam Chapter) ; “Women Achievers' Award in Literature" by D. S. Creation, January 2019. Indian Women Achievers Award in Literature by Asian Literary Society in 2021. more…

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