July 2, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Anoucheka Gangabissoon




Dampened Whims




The skies have opened their mouths

To spill out their wish

Yes, seek they to see a new course

And a new momentum

For a river which was slowly drying up!


Seek they to see it filled with fish

And an ambient atmosphere

Allowing water nymphs

To make love as much as they would want to

In its depth

Allowing frogs

To sing operas and night concerts

At free will

Allowing the moon

To blush at its reflection in there

For a river it would be

So clear, so calm and so mighty at the same time!


The river water is ready for such

Enough had it had of its dried up stage

Enough of its solitude

But the river source seems not to understand

Bubbling happily with life,

It sees not the suffering of the river bed

Sees it solely its purpose

That of allowing its water to be

So as to please the little habitations

That surround it!


Why, the river water yearns to open its mouth

And beg, if need be,

For the source to do as the skies will

But since it remains dependent upon it

And upon life’s rules

It can do nothing other than keep

Drizzling its thin flow towards the ocean

Hoping that someday all of its mass

Shall get absorbed in the ocean

Thereby allowing it no time for suffering!


Meanwhile, among its watery flow,

Sheltered are the fairies of Hope,

Why, Life remains unpredictable

Someday, it might be

That its source,

Opens its vibrant sensitivity

To its tender one!






Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a Primary School Educator in Mauritius. She writes poetry and short stories as hobby. She considers writing to be the meaning of her life as she has always been influenced by all the great writers and wishes to be, like them, immortalized in her words. Her works can be read on poetrysoup.com and she had also appeared in various literary magazines like SETU, Different Truths, Dissident Voice, In Between Hangovers Press, WISH Press, Tuck’s Magazine, Blue Mountain Review, among others. She has also been published in Duane’s Poetree and also in two anthologies for the Immagine and Poesia group. Her poems are often placed in free online contests. She has been selected to be among the Most Influential Women in Mauritius for the 2017 category Arts and Culture and she has also been awarded the International Prize; “Promising India” for the Category of Arts and Culture for the year 2017.

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