Let us just keep things this way

And not forward move nor backward go

Let every day be just like this day

A restless peace, and no one to know.

Let us wander on a path that’s winding

No signpost at bridge and bend

Never seeking and so never finding

That place which asks of us an end.

Let us not reason our faith in feeling

Dwell in dreams as much as deed

Trust in time—that’s always stealing

But sometimes give to those in need.

As time must move—we may as well be still

And let it take us where it will.

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Beginning this week, we’ll have a slot dedicated to poetry.

Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of Arzee the Dwarf.

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