5. NAVAMI

SUDEEP SEN

 
 

Goddesses Durga
                        is so mesmerised by your grace
that this year, the two days of Ashtami and Navami
coalesce, condense as one.
 
                                                  You are blessed, as I am.
You choreograph — ‘In_terrupt_ed’ —
             rehearse its new dance-patterns
invisibly and magically,
                        gathering fragments into a whole.
 
Sculpted letterforms
             and numbers roll out of a dice
                                                                 re|form|ing
the latent architecture of a song-sequence
                                        that is yet to be composed.
                        Somehow, we sing it aloud
in a language unknown,
                                                  every beat and step
             in perfect asymmetry.

 
 

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