Biography of Nibedita Phukan
Nibedita Phukan born in a small town called Moranhat in the district of Sibsagar, Assam. She has been regularly contributing to all the major Assamese literary magazines. Her first collection of poetry ‘Nachoni Parda’ was published in 2015. With individualistic sensibilities, the poet plays with the readers’ mind. She seeks realities in people’s unlived lives, unsaid things, half-real imagery and the interplay of disparate images. She did her masters in Geography from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, she is working as a Senior Programme Manager at Development Alternatives, an NGO working towards sustainable development. She grew up in the mystical land of Assam and she finds everything lyrical there. The smell of fresh tea leaves, the ever flowing river, the sound of cicadas from the deep forest in the dark, the fire flies—they mesmerise her so much that they have become the source of her inspiration and words of her poetry.
Nibedita Phukan's Works:
First collection her Poetry " Nasoni Parda" in Assamese published in 2015.
Nibedita Phukan Poems
Love In The City
At the break of day in the lake of lilies The sun cut out the moon's pale splendour Light and dark, criss-crossing, had me blinded And we played house
I will acquaint an intimate melody With the clouds So I may stay soaked On a night-jasmine carpet
A Poem Of A Poet
At my heels was a gaping vacuum I tarried— My hands stretched out towards the chasm, As ever
Something was chasing me about Something that had no shape No name
By A Fork On The Road
Things I meant to say as also not to Holding close matters where the past and the future Did come into sight and did not I wait
One Shall I hold on to the bottle or the enamel pot To light or darkness
A Poem Of A Poet
At my heels was a gaping vacuum
My hands stretched out towards the chasm,
A duet of hollowness and calm
Tailed the poet and the poem.
Until all things fall silent
Until the songs go quiet
I will never cease being a poet