A city of stark contrasts, Calcutta breathes deeply in black and white.
The altered reality of the black and white image engages the outlines of the urban landscape.
When suddenly, at midnight, you hear
an invisible procession going by
with exquisite music, voices,
don’t mourn your luck that’s failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive—don’t mourn them uselessly.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
say goodbye to her, the Alexandria that is leaving.