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Shelly Bhoil







HOME SICKNESS

These ballerinas,
the migratory birds
lift their toes
swiftly
unfolding feathers
in harmony
to perform the sky dance
and exit the horizon
leaving behind empty-nes(t)s
echoing with joyous, envious
songs of home and return
for this solitary immigrant
whose path is chartered on
a seamless ocean
of individual drops

In the sprawling waves
of loneliness and longing
I drift between things banal
tv, tea, smokes and car
to the corner street
where someone's soot-clad feet
comfortably dislodged
from a card box home
shatter my ballerina romance

for I realize
home sickness is a luxury
unavailable to the homeless!

 

PREPOSITION OF UNDERSTANDING

Because your the
looks an a to me
and vice-versa
so let us never mind
the possible preposition
of understanding
between us
that alone is
the bridge
pre-positioned
from the kernel
of our birth
to the eternity
of our being
from keeping
the two sides merging
and from drying
the river of meanings
between a and the—
the indispensables
for either to exist
 
 
I DREAM OF A POEM
 
I dream of a poem
about words
without words
like a primitive thought
unborn
in the awareness
of language
then grammar
but a deciduous patois
at every step
on every tongue
dangling out
of aporia
once you step on
your God
your primitive thought
of the Universe—
a mega-poem
by the Creator
that fathoms deeper
than depth of a poet’s dreams
spread across the lengthy skies
beyond the bedlam breath
of our recurrent lives
I dream of a poem
about words
without words

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Feature–Contemporary Indian English Poetry

Editorial
    Editorial: GJV Prasad

Poetry
    Abhay K
    Aishwarya Iyer
    Akhil Katyal
    Amlanjyoti Goswami
    Ananya S Guha
    Arup K Chatterjee
    CS Bhagya
    Debasish Lahiri
    Devdan Chaudhuri
    Dhananjay Singh
    Gertrude Lamare
    Goirick Brahmachari
    Joie Bose
    Maaz bin Bilal
    Malsawmi Jacob
    Meera Sagar
    Nabina Das
    Nitoo Das
    Priya Sarukkai-Chabria
    Rajesh Kumar
    Ranu Uniyal
    rizio yohannan raj
    Rochelle Potkar
    Saima Afreen
    Sanjeev Sethi
    Semeen Ali
    Shelly Bhoil
    Smeetha Bhoumik
    Srilata K
    Sudeep Sen
    Sukrita Paul Kumar
    Sumana Roy
    Tabish Khair
    Taseer Gujral
    Uddipana Goswami
    Usha Akella
    Uttaran Das Gupta
    Vivek Narayanan
    Linda Ashok

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