The Lamp through the Forest
About the Author
Ritwik Ghosh was born in India. He was educated in India and the United States and is now engaged in higher research in literature. He composes original music in the Western classical tradition. He has published two other books with Writers Workshop, India: The Art of the Ode and The Democracy of Dreams.
The records of history,
like murky muddy mangrove waters
under the receding low tide,
reveal the ancient epic tales
of long lost ages.
The coral crabs scuttle among the mangroves,
the ebb of the clear waters
reveals the arched skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus.
A small mouse peekaboos out of an intricate burrow.
He says, “The big creatures have disappeared,
Utopia has arrived.”