Hemant Divate

(1967 - / Mumbai / India)

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Hemant Divate is a reputed Marathi poet, translator and publisher based in Mumbai.

Biography

Hemant Divate is an avant-garde poet, a reputed editor, publisher and translator.

His two poetry collections in Marathi have been path-breaking – Chautishiparyantchya Kavita and Thambtach Yet Nahi. Renowned poet and translator Dilip Chitre has translated the first collection to English, titled Virus Alert. His poems have been translated to German, Urdu, French, Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi and Malayalam. He has won several prestigious awards including the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award, Kolkata.

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Best Poem of Hemant Divate

A Depressingly Monotonous Landscape

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How did the landscape in my mind
flow into my daughter's mind?

Right now in front of me is an expanse of
buildings, shopping malls, highways, factories and traffic
and if I tell her to sketch a landscape
she draws sunsets
a flowing river, trees, fields, shrines
draws birds which look like scrawled numbers*
in my tiny, overcast skies

From the seamless forest of this city
are never seen
the sunset beyond the house in my mind
the river, trees, paths, temples, birds, footways
How did these
stream into her mind?

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When she ...

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