I Cannot Leave Him

By: Tania Bhattacharyya

I Cannot Leave Him




Is he  a shadow of a dream which seemed so real?

Did I know him in one of my previous births?

Can the song in his heart overwhelm me with his love?

Both viraha and the hope of milana blend so magically in the tune he plays in his flute!


While I contemplate the prospect of unity, or the tragedy of separation by insurmountable barriers that warmth of tears could never melt,

My heart bleeds-

Whoever he is, however he is, whether he loves me, or sometimes irritates me like hell, 

I cannot leave him.