The Swains and the Sea | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 07, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:03 PM, September 11, 2019

The Swains and the Sea

What is a sea to a fisherman’s eye?

A giving friend? A savior? 

Or a killer in disguise?

A fierce monster 

to deal with… 

to duel with….

Or is it a she to a moonboat sailor?

A mistress full of mystery

So cruel…so beautiful…

An enigma she is

Never to get over with.

And the man who dries her gifted fish, 

How indispensable her existence is

to him?

In that stinginess he smells life!

Even their women in the shore, 

has taken the truth of being a second priority.

But what do her lovers mean to the sea?

Who knows what secret she keeps 

in her deep!

But if you could grasp the voice 

of the splashing waves, the breeze,

seagulls noise,

they would tell you a tale

of how she is bound by her lovers spell;

that devoid these swains on her coast

her invincible magic is somewhere lost. 

Fouzia Mahin Choudhury is a freelance creative writer, lyricist, and an emerging poet. She is also a media communications professional; currently working with a research based audio-visual production hub Empty Yard.

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