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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on December 14, 2008 3 Comments

The King of Bombaria (“Bombagharer Raja”)

In the land of Bombaria,
The customs are peculiar.
The king, for instance, advocates
Gilded frames for chocolates.
The queen, who seldom goes to bed
Straps a pillow round her head.
The courtiers—or so I am told—
Turn cartwheels when they have a cold

… The King’s old aunt—an autocrat—
Hits pumpkins with her cricket bat
While Uncle loves to […]

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