We were walking Through Calcutta today, And halted in front of Tagore's house - Its gates were closed for Durga puja. The guards let us take a peak over the fence: The place really is an oasis of greenery and good taste, All prerequisites for writing are there - The garden in which he could drink his endless tea And reflect upon universal things like love and … [Read more...]
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I think it flashed nacre today On Minotaur's skin Framed in glass Displayed On the third floor Of the Museum of Modern Art in Dubrovnik. In that early afternoon Coated with boiling tarmac And cooled by the sight of bathers under the city walls. … [Read more...]
I Crammed on a ferry across the Hooghly: Durga's madness whirls vortices of red Along the shores. When the ferry docks, Another river, faster and more dangerous, Forms and surges through the openings In both directions. We drown while gasping for air - People have climbed Up to our necks. II I feel the overwhelming closeness In this unmoving human … [Read more...]
The news of a huge catch of ‘Sol’ fish in the pond popularly known as ‘Singi Pukhuri' had gone the round of the village. Many of the villagers had reportedly caught quite a sizable number of it simply by angling. Benu immediately took to his heels to run errands for his friend, Cheni, who however knew about it much earlier. Both were at their wit‘s end as none of them … [Read more...]