Jagari Mukherjee is an award-winning bilingual poet, writer and critic from Kolkata, India. She is a gold medallist in English Literature from University of Pune. Her writings have appeared or are forthcoming in several international newspapers, journals, and anthologies, including Plum Tree Tavern, Labyrinthine Passages, Duane’s PoeTree, Vox Poetica, Margutte, Tuck Magazine, and others. Her first book, a collection of poems entitled Blue Rose, was published in May 2017 by Bhashalipi. Jagari works as a freelance content writer.
In the picturesque woods,
Green trees sway in the wind;
Oranges, like sun-globules, are swinging…
I am impatient
And watch a snail moving through the orange groves…
A sky-blue butterfly stops its air-dance, and
Perches on my knee.
I make the butterfly my companion
And stroll along the river.
Suddenly, from under my feet
The soil cleared, and I saw
An old marble grave
With the inscription –
“He loved the woods and the river.”
The blue butterfly and I
Return to the garden
Amongst red and purple flowers.
I patiently start searching
For the snail.