Vacation in Darjeeling

By Sandip Saha


It was a winter morning
the train was crawling up the hill
zigzag path between the bushes
we were nearing to queen Darjeeling.
The train was so small
it had two engines back and front
still it was so slow
we walked with it, what a thrill!
It was passing through a wonderful loop
almost touching the mountain edge
fear engulfed us looking at the gorge
as we were inching towards the top.
Tea gardens were around
girls plucking the leaves
baskets were full on their back
rolling sun made beautiful surrounding.
My eyes were dragged far away
what a wonder on my way
snowy picks were peeping with a smile
welcomed us with great joy.
Oh! It was really a marvelous terrain
God appeared to me omnipresent
the calmness and peace amused me
bringing the feeling as if I am in the heaven. 

About Sandip Saha

Sandip Saha is a chemical engineer and doctorate (PhD) in metallurgical engineering from India. He has got three awards for his scientific work and 33 publications on his scientific research work including three patents. He is a winner of Poetry Matters Project Lit Prize-2018. He has published one collection of poems, “Quest for reedom” available in He is published in many poetry journals including North Dakota Quarterly, Peregrine, Poesis, Better Than Starbucks Poetry Magazine, Pif Magazine, The Cape Rock: Poetry, Las Positas Anthology-Havik, Pasadena City College Inscape Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, The Wayne Literary Review, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, felan, Oddball, Door Is a Jar, Snapdragon, The Ghazal Page all USA, in VerbalArt, Phenomenal Literature, Tajmahal, The Criterion, India and in The Pangolin Review, Mauritius.

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