Preety Bora is one of the important young voices in contemporary English poetry. She writes both in English as well as in Assamese. She has been writing since her college days.
She is a co-editor of a bilingual anthology of contemporary poems titled Hejar Kabir Xopon (Part 1).
Her poems have been featured in various anthologies, magazines and newspapers in India and abroad as well.
She uses nature extensively to describe her inner thoughts. Being an innate lover of nature, she allows her feelings and ideas to be expressed as free verse.
Her poems visualize the beauty of nature and the fundamental elements of life.
Her literary works are embellished with eloquent expressions that seem to pour out from the heart.
She lives in Upper Assam’s Golaghat.
Here are three of her latest poems:
As the breeze blows
Through the tall trees
My wings of fancy touch
The heights of the blue horizon.
As the dew drops of mist
Glisten on the green grass
My heart yearns to compose
The magical song for you.
A fragrant breeze fills the air around me
Love brings new twists and turns
When the indigo clouds unfold their secrets
Behind the black velvety curtain
At the arrival of the night queen.
Earth becomes fertile, and
The flowering trees take deep breaths
After a sudden shower of dewy rain.
The sun peeps through the coconut leaves
When the lotus blooms in the village ponds.
Love revives the soul
As the first shower of spring,
Like a murmuring stream of summer,
Like a beautiful flower blooming in the dense forest, and
The soul starts floating in the air
An ode to love
Like the first shower of April
Like the cool breeze of autumn
Like the first ray of morning sun
My first love entered into my little nest!
Like two ancient souls
We shared our thoughts every night
A blissful bond between us grew fast.
Our love bloomed, so young and vibrant
So comfortable was the strings of our love
Unique in patterns made for each other
Like a cheerful river,
Like a mountain peak!
Our soul exchanged our divine thoughts
Through the long hours of moonlit night.
Like poetry it introduced a new path
In the distant horizon.
The starry skies, the meadows,
The deodars, the waterfalls,
The nightingales of spring and
The chirping birds of forest
Were our companions!
Like the glittering sunshine of summer,
Like the whistling sound of midnight train
The fragrance of our love purified our soul
We fulfilled our dreams together
We were the love birds of our garden!
You were the light,
You were the purpose of my life.
Without you there is no sunshine in my heart.
My heart still beats for you
And wants you…
My love, “I Love You “.
The unpleasant impulses
The deep blue skies turn dark and gruesome
Breezy wind seems to have lost its rhythm
My life now revolves around my sorrows and pain
Life is a hearse of shattered dreams
Pain echoes on my walls.
I lost my own identity
And my footprints too
In the depth of this old river
Time keeps watching my colourless vision
Ruthless air hits on my gloomy face.
Like a dried lotus tendril
My soul reach out for the soothing touch of love
I miss myself in the silhouette of darkness
I miss the way of my youthful memory
Crazy mist doesn’t shine over my soul’s wings
Dark hours keep smiling on my face
Oh soul! Let me sail through your blissful mirth.