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.
Melodies from moonlit nights
Confusion gathered around me
like an angry swarm of bee
I looked around me
all I could see was questions.
Questions hitting me from all sides
like an ocean’s waves in full tide
all my being submerged within
that furious attack of endless questions.
I wandered hungrily around looking for a teacher to guide
to give answer to all those endless questions inside me.
One day I was sitting alone tired, lonely without success
a sweet voice within me said, “I was within you forever.”
“Pick up all the jewels in world
gems of wisdom and love
gently place them within yourself
keep using them freely and lovingly.”
“These are your true guide, teacher
to guide you through storms
to gently answer all your queries
look within yourself for your true teacher.”
29.09.09, Garia, Kolkata