An Attempt In English Quatrain

Calcutta, 12th June, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): As eminent Indian painter M. F. Husain breathed his last on 9th June, 2011, it was an inspiration for poet and writer Rijurekh Chakravarty to write his first English quatrain remembering the celebrated and controversial painter. 

“I look up to thee, eternal muse,
Through the images I have of thine.
For life, as ever, a little obtuse,
Here to sleep the naked byzantine...”

- Rijurekh Chakravarty

Rijurekh Chakravarty was born on 6th July 1967 to eminent poet Late Jugantor Chakravarty. Rijurekh is a poet, writer and actor. He has written many scripts for telefilms and films too. He also made his debut as a film actor in Arin Paul’s film 10:10 (Dashta Dash).  He is an Editorial Team member of WEST BENGAL, the monthly English journal of the Government of West Bengal.  The Tele-film “Aami Tumi O Se” was nominated in the Best Tele-film Category of The Prestigious “Anandalok Awards” in 2005. The script of this tele-film was by Rijurekh Chakravarty.  Rijurekh is also an ardent admirer of Satyajit Ray whom he calls his “Immortal God”.  Rijurekh is presently writing a film script which is supposed to be shot soon.

And to quote him on his first English quatrain, “An attempt in English quatrain by me.”

Definition of Quatrain: A quatrain is a stanza or poem consisting of four verses. Existing in various forms, the quatrain appears in poems from ancient civilizations including Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome and continues into the 21st century, where it is seen in works published in several languages. During Europe's Dark Ages, in the Middle East and especially Iran, polymath poets such as Omar Khayyam continued to popularize this form of poetry, also known as Rubaai, well beyond their borders and time.It can be AAAA,AABB,or ABAB. (Source: Wikipedia).