The Morning flower
soft, sweet and mild.
The dewdrop kisses the petals
like a mother to her newborn child.
The sun wakes the flower up
with its caressing touch.
The wind shakes the soft stem
as a mother combs her daughter.
The Noon flower loses its
elegance when the sun comes
over its head. The morning dew
dries up. The air becomes
intensely warm. The flower feels unhappy
but still the sun is on its target.
The Afternoon flower fades
and leans towards the ground.
The sun moves away like the way
snails walk, from the flower.
The air is still warm.
The Evening flower
sour, tart and musty. The sun is
lost in the darkness fully. The flower suffocates
in deep darkness too and dies at last
reminiscing about its past happiness.
Ujjal Mandal is an Indian poet and a connoisseur of literature who was born on September 21,1995 in Ganguria, Malda, West Bengal. He has two poetry books to his credit - "Ambrosia In Budding Flowers" (English), "Shobder Phul" (Bengali) which are available on Amazon. He has qualified national level SET exam in English subject in 2020 and beside having published a research paper titled "Tagore's The Golden Boat: A Critical Study in Context of Deconstruction Theory and the British Colonialism", his poetry has appeared in India and abroad in various journals, magazines, literary press, blogs and in diverse poetry of anthologies such as - 'Aulos: An Anthology of English Poetry', 'PS: It's Poetry', 'Insulation', 'I Want to Live' and others. He says, "poetry is the philosophical and spiritual combination of heart and mind".