Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cacophony and Concrete

The city
lingers without
a sense of closure.
Each day relentless
and endless
Like a rehearsal
without a finale;
left me shrivelled
like strands of marigold;
aftermath of festivities.
A night of barsati monsoons;
I wept
With numerous eyes
of moist patches
from moss eaten walls

The city gnaws
and nibble away
the sprouting tender roots
of belonging
I belong somewhere,
That bring
news of death
of loved ones,
of tedious living and silent dying.©

1 comment:

  1. Call for Submission of Poems: Indo-English Poetry Anthology

    Dear Poet,
    It is rare occasion when publisher shows interest in publishing poetry. Richard M. Grove, the poet and publisher of Hidden Brook Press, Canada has reposed great faith in Indian English Poetry and shown curiosity in publishing an anthology on Indian English Poetry. For this reason it is my earnest request to send your 3-5 published or unpublished poems on email id
    and make this anthology successful on international level. I know without your generous and creative support the anthology will remain incomplete and representation of Indian English poetry in the international arena will not be justified. For your reference the link for submission call is

    I want to clear doubt regarding my earlier call for submission and assure you that it is not essential and compulsory to purchase a copy of the anthology and at the same time publisher will not be able to give you a free copy as a contributor if your poem/poems are selected for publication in this anthology of poems. The anthology will be available in the all major online stores especially in India where one can purchase the book without paying the shipping charges. Because the publisher is in Canada the shipping charge may exceed the cost of the anthology itself if one looks for a free contributor copy directly from the publisher.

    Dr Vivekanand Jha