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Jayanta Mahapatra

(22 October 1928 - / Cuttack / India)

Poems of Jayanta Mahapatra

1. A rain of rites 12/27/2013
2. A Summer Poem 12/27/2013
3. Ash 3/29/2012
4. Dawn at puri 12/27/2013
5. Dhauli 12/27/2013
6. Freedom 3/29/2012
7. Grandfather 12/27/2013
8. Her Hand 3/29/2012
9. Hunger 3/29/2012
10. Main temple street 12/27/2013
11. Sanskrit 12/27/2013
12. Summer 12/27/2013
13. Taste for Tomorrow 12/27/2013
14. The Captive Air of Chandipur-on-Sea 12/27/2013
15. The Indian Way 12/27/2013
16. The Moon Moments 12/27/2013
17. The Vase 12/27/2013
18. Twilight 12/27/2013

Her Hand

The little girl's hand is made of darkness
How will I hold it?

The streetlamps hang like decapitated heads
Blood opens that terrible door between us

The wide mouth of the country is clamped in pain
while its body writhes on its bed of nails

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