Monday, September 26, 2022

Poetry

Woman by a well – Jit Bhattacharya, Kolkata

She squats by the well jet black hair knotted up tight sari bunched around her waist the small of her dark bare back...

Life – Neenu Mary, Kerala

It was before the rains They asked me to wear a new red sari Which our guest, ‘Akka’ gifted. It was dark. Clouds...

Indian English, Srinivas S, Chennai

True! Some of us do pronounce ‘cough’ as ‘cuff’ (And it strangles our throats a wee bit), While others rhyme ‘god’ with ‘ode’...

White Winters, Gargi Saha, Varanasi

Face painted with foundation, lipstick, lip gloss and eye shadow Jewellery in hands, around the neck and ankles Hair stylised, cut...

Roommates – Jagari Mukherjee, Kolkata

My roommates and I danced With one another in the dark room Attached to the terrace. The music was low So that the...

Colours – Sonali Sharma, Uttarakhand

Red, yellow, and blue, Encircling the last ring, Of warfare, triumph, and tranquillity, Deepening an uncertainty, In which humans get absorbed. If the...

Democracy on the Corners – Ifa Agnes, Bihar

Democracy has hit its 70s Standing in the corner of each road Distributing pamphlets of rights and rules. Passersby ignore...

The parting Song – Neenu Mary Francis, Kerala

Love, when I die Celebrate my funeral. It's the monument of my life. The ways I trod, And the place I reached....

I am strangulated – Salil Saroj, Bihar

I am strangulated By the awe and travesty That makes My Democracy A mediocre That runs out of solution For every supine...

Nothing much for Minors – Sahaj Sabharwal, Jammu

Minors are those less than eighteen, As they don't have knowledge in keen. They don't have a driving licence, As...

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