Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, eager to meet publicists, literary agents, publishers and gallant, generous readers, to see if they can help her to build an “unorthodox” career, a path followed by many before, some has been blessed with success, most have not, let us see what you make of her attempts! A failure or success- it all depends on you. These are pieces from her book, the book is available on createspace and amazon- It is a collection of poems and black and white illustrations to go with them. Some are photographs, others paintings, cyber sketches mainly.
Of dreams and reality
A justice session was being held in King’s court
Two women demanding their marital rights on one man
blind from birth, married off by parents, both were
now gone, the man was a stranger to his kingdom.
He lost his wife in a blizzard
Now both these women were after him,
Both claiming to be his wife,
The strange thing was they looked like clones!
The king was surprised but the man was right,
Both women were exactly same,
He called his high priest to court
On seeing him one of the women disappeared!
The priest told the king the story
The vanished one was an evil soul
Who had her eyes on the man
So she tried to take his wife’s place.
While they were in the desert
She created the blizzard to tear them apart
Succeeded, and took his wife’s place
But through God’s justice the true wife returned!
10.11.09, Garia, Kolkata