Nabaneeta Dev Sen

(13 January 1938 - / Kolkata / British India)

Nabaneeta Dev Sen Poems

1. When It Rains 3/19/2012
2. Fourteen 3/19/2012
3. Memories Of A Floral Clock 3/19/2012
4. The Jungle Story 3/19/2012

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The Jungle Story

My exile is over, mother,
No more living in the jungle for me
Come, mother, underneath this matted beard
Feed the familiar cheeks of your child
Open up your breasts, mother, and watch how
The seven streams of milk
Gush towards my parched tongue

Look at these feet, mother, the tiny feet
Where your golden bells had jingled
Look at this arm
Upon which you had tied your talisman
When I was born
Now look at this chest where you had planted
The sapling of a heart
In a soft green stretch of sun
In the hidden mesh of this dark ...

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