Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, looking for publicists, literary agents 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.
Once upon a time a prince fell for an evil sorceress
With beauty of a fairy but heart as ice;
She wove her web around his heart
dark, deep, closing all light.
One day suddenly light of wisdom
tore open the web around his heart.
The prince woke up and saw his plight
dark shadows took their form by light.
He ran away as far as he could
took shelter in the arms of an
innocent woman with heart of gold,
he thought past is left behind.
The sorceress soon found him out
took shelter in the nearby wood.
The moment prince used to venture out
she used to take his form and torture his beloved.
The innocent woman was torn apart
a part of her heart worshipped the prince kind.
The other part hated the vile temptress in his disguise;
The innocent prince was shocked to see her change.
Fate was kind to the lovers and played its part
one day the prince left his sword behind.
Suddenly he came back and saw the temptress
in his own disguise, her spell was broken forever.