November 29, 2010 Off By Fried Guest

by Arunansu Bandyopadhyay

Every room in Aunt Kelly’s home
is a regular hexahedron

You enter her dining space, and come across
equilateral windowpanes

Exotic landscapes, each having four-equal-sides
hang in a neat display

Squarish wall-clock houses a square-faced
blue bird, tweeting at the stroke of an hour

Vases, square-based, placed on quadrate tabletops
look empty for the want of ‘symmetric florets’

You ask her, how on earth did she acquire
those ‘boxy’ saucepans in her kitchen

And she grins: “Look, my world has a beauty
because of its harmonious arrangement

-even my toenails follow an evenness!”

She tells you that she measures her bed-room
mirror every morning

And to her horror the other day, she found
its length exceeding the limit by three solid inches

And how she has managed to coax that stubborn
store-keeper to place her urgent order

For another new cheval glass, accurately squared.

Arunansu Banerjee

Arunansu Banerjee, from Kolkotta, West Bengal, India, has been writing poetry only a few years but the art and craft were rooted in him long before his work appeared on web forums such as The Peregrine Muse, Here & Now and Soul to Soul. Arunsansu is a teacher by profession, with a degree in physics and a specialty in softwares. His primary love is listening to Indian Classical music. Favorite poets include Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Rabindranath Tagore, Li Po, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda and Matsuo Basho.

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