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.
Wildflowers in bed of rocks
A beautiful princess loved a prince
The prince wanted to see the world
Before surrendering his life to her
Away he went in sea, leaving her
She stood alone on the shore.
His majestic ship sailed away
Disappeared behind horizon
Every day she came to beach,
Waiting, her eyes seeking
One sight of her beloved’s ship.
That day never came
Her parents did not told
Her lover’s ship was capsized
In some distant shore,
She lost her lover, never even knew.
Maybe her soul did
For soon she too pined away
People say her sighs still sound
In the palace rooms,
Winds carry her mournful songs.
8.08.09, Garia, Kolkata