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The Kitten Colony


If you have come here — you've already
signed a letter of consent: the letter
contains details about what jobs
you'll have to do — clean the floor, wash
dishes and clothes. . . you have to be
extra careful about tea (and other
such things) — if even a drop
falls on your shirt, you can not do
much about it — neither you can
change the shirt and wear a fresh
new one — you have been given only
one shirt for a contract of a lifetime.

You've come here walking across a garden
of roses.
But in that garden, there was also a library
of (old and rare) manuscripts and books;
you didn't read them.

If you've come here — it means
that you want it — if you didn't
want it, you wouldn't have signed
the contract: the signet of that contract
has its marks all over your body: on your
chest, on the lower portion of your
body, on your fingernails.
For 500 years black~livid clouds
had covered the horizons, in a city
in Burma. Then it rained. It rained
for five weeks continuously.
When the rain ceased, a golden tower
of clouds surfaced on the south-east
Horizon. You walked nonstop for a month,
and reached the sea.
By the sea, there was a cave. You entered
inside — there was a colony of kittens
mewling and puking in the incandescent
Inside this cave — there were information
and instructions engraved in the walls: it
talked about a Touchstone,
pearls and gems, gold and silver, and
many a (hidden) treasures.
You come out of the cave — and dive deep
inside the depths of the ocean. Finally, you have
known what is the cause of all things — and
where to find it.


Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 11, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah. :-)

As always, blessings to you too.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 11, 2021:

Tanmoy, I enjoyed reading this piece. It was like, it is written by any paleontologists or a miner, who is lost deep into searching. The cave you portrayed is a wonderful imagination.

Blessings always

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 11, 2021:

Thank you, Ravi ji.

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 11, 2021:

Exactly, Manatita brother. In order to have a "ripened hand (that writes)", we need to pass through multiple iterations of the writing business taken as a whole.

Than, the hand gets "ripened".

Thank you for your wonderful thoughts.



Alhamdullilah! Praise be to God!

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 10, 2021:

Wonderfully written Tanmoy.Your words give so much of food for thought to think, to ponder and to introspect. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

manatita44 from london on April 10, 2021:

Indeed, keep writing Bro. The golden rule is read, read and read ... write, write and write. Tear them all up and start again. I did all this as a child, so now I just write. Comes easily, Alhamdullilah!

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 10, 2021:

Thank you, Chrish. There are tons of interesting things above the horizon. We've all heard the famous saying (by Mr. Shakespeare) "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Thank you again, and blessings to you too. :-)

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 10, 2021:

Thank you, Manatita brother. I like your story. :-)

I'm very interested in psychology. I'm also interested in the psychology of animals: What does a tiger think when it looks at the moon (if all)? These subjects fascinate me.

I do believe that writing regularly strengthens and broadens our mind. We should all write more! Jai Ram!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 10, 2021:

I can't dive deeper like you did in the story, I tried my best to. It makes me wonder above the horizon. Great story to tell [wink] blessings...

manatita44 from london on April 10, 2021:

Ha-ha. Next you'll be from Mars - like me - and have been sent by the Micardo - your Father - on an earthly mission. You will have a password which you forget and then you will fall in love with a beautiful earthling ... shall I go on?

Beautiful story, Bro. An enjoyable read! This mind of yours, works in an interesting way! Jai Ram!

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 10, 2021:

Thank you, John.

Yes, I feel enabled to write again. This will continue, and I shall write more and more!

You are always very generous and kind.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 10, 2021:

Another interesting poem, Tanmoy. Glad you seem to have your inspiration back.

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