Subhash Mukhopadhyay Poems
- Whether Flowers Bloom Or Not Whether flowers bloom or ...
- Let Me Never See Under the sky's cataract-blinded eyes ...
- At Day's End Flooding the western sky with a pool of blood, ...
- The Stride Standing on one leg, arms reaching up hair piled ...
- Pupé My daughter Pupé whenever on the terrace wants the big...
Subhash Mukhopadhyay (Shubhash Mukhopaddhae) was one of the foremost Bengali poets of the 20th century.
He was born in Krishnanagar, a town in Nadia district in the province of West Bengal. An excellent student, he studied philosophy at the Scottish Church College in Calcutta, graduating with honors in 1941. Subhash married Gita Bandyopadhyay, also a well-known writer, in 1951.
Like his contemporary Sukanta Bhattacharya, Mukhopadhyay developed strong political beliefs at an early age. He was deeply committed to the cause of social justice, and was active in left-wing student politics through his college years. Following... more »
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Whether Flowers Bloom Or Not
bloom or not
it's spring today
On the paved footpath
with feet dipped in stone
a rather wooden tree
laughs out loud
chest bursting with fresh green leaves
Whether flowers bloom or not
it's spring today.
The days of masking the sun
and then unmasking it
of laying people down in the lap of death
of picking them up again
those days that have passed this way
let them not return
That lad of many voices
who for a coin or two
would chirp like a koel down the street
in the ceremonial yellow of twilight?
those days ...