Jayanta Mahapatra (22 October 1928 - / Cuttack / India)
Comments about Jayanta Mahapatra
The substance that stirs in my palm
could well be a dead man; no need
to show surprise at the dizzy acts of wind.
My old father sitting uncertainly three feet away
is the slow cloud against the sky:
so my heart's beating makes of me a survivor
over here where the sun quietly sets.
The ways of freeing myself: