|When I recalled your promise |
from the memory of earlier lives
to be born as my offspring
again and again,
how long I would have to wait,
fasting, worshipping, observing vows,
listening patiently to doctor and saint,
and praying fervently with folded hands
for you to re-incarnate.
for what looked like an eternity
I hardly realised
that I was blessed
and you had quietly settled
here inside me,
till those tell-tale signs -
the changing moods,
the gentle twinges of sweet pain,
an appetite playing hide and seek,
a desire to rest and to sleep,
and so many dreams of my little one -
caught up with me
and proudly announced your arrival.
(From “Enchanting World of Infants”)
*Dr. K L Chowdhury Dr. K L Chowdhury retired as a Professor of Medicine, Medical College, Srinagar. Presently he is the Director of a charitable institution, Shriya Bhatt Mission Hospital and Research Center, Durga Nagar, Jammu. |
He is a physician and neurologist, a medical researcher, poet, social activist. He writes on diverse subjects medical, literary, social and political and has numerous research papers to his credit, his pioneering work being “The Health Trauma in a Displaced Population” which was presented at national and international conferences.
He has published three anthologies namely:
1- “Of Gods, Men and Militants”. Minerva Press (Pvt.) India -2000
2- “A Thousand-Petalled Garland and other Poems”. Writers Workshop Kolkata 2003
3- “Enchanting world of Infants” Peacock Books, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors-2007
He was declared Shehjar's ' Kashmiri Person of the year ' for 2007.
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Doctor Sahib,it is a treat to read these enchanting words which are shrouded in myths and mystries of life which are detailed so pictorially by you.It needs a fertile imagination and a doctor's analytical mind to graph it as you have done.
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