Anuradha Bhattacharyya Poems
- Captive Without Bars A piquant whistle Has shattered the ...
- Discourse The index of the point of a spear In parabola ...
- Art Too much sacrifice of life In walking a dog Painted on ...
- Paradox A sudden storm burst The equanimity of The dazzling...
- Hounds What hounds are these That sniff at me; Am I in ...
- Apple Each apple When tasted Feels sweet When chewed
- Lure Of Discovery These alluring castles Hurry you to quick ...
Anuradha Bhattacharyya is a prolific writer and poet of long standing, with poetry on topics ranging from life, love to death and immortality. Her first book of poems was published in 1998. Since then she has been widely anthologized. Recently, she has published several short stories and a novel The Road Taken. The novel discusses many features of contemporary life neatly packed in the plot of a ... more »
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Captive Without Bars
A piquant whistle
Has shattered the panes.
The window, perpetually open
Confides secrets of the world
What bricks and stones
Could not, did the whistle.
Poor frames, stultified
No more easy rejoicings
Of shut-in content.
A captive without bars, now
Invade hot tongues of secrets,
Hot, over-ripe sauce:
Scarlet, green and yellow;
Poor fellow without panes
Shuffle down the streets.
Logos garb crabbed
Clamorous claims of ...