By S. Rupsha Mitra
PROMPT—During Covid-19 ...
Ruh se Roobaroo (confronting your soul)
Allow the exterior voices whizz past like parallax.
Listen, deep within a rhythm plays – slowly as sacred as
The sound from conch shells,
Feel the music overflowing,
Let the melody erase the horrors for once-
Plunge yourself in the garden within
As colourful as in spring.
Seek its beauty closing your eyes, shutting your ears and still
If you can listen to the soft beats-
Like stuttering, vibrating, echoing brimming
Prayer - hymns
You have had rubaroo with your ruh.
Ruh – soul
Rubaroo – to confront
*both are Urdu words
S. Rupsha Mitra has a penchant for everything that is creative. She feels cathartic through poetry writing and often writes about emotions and motivations. She writes from Kolkata, India.