Joydeep Sircar

Rookie (November 9,1947 / Calcutta)

Abani, Are You There? - Poem by Joydeep Sircar

In dark sleep slumbers the street,
I hear the knock of night repeat
'Abani, are you there? '

It rains here all the twelve months
clouds like cows perambulate
the green reluctance of crabgrass
impedes the gate-

In the distant voyaging grief
of the half-waking heart I sleep
to hear the sudden knock of night
'Abani, are you there? '

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 5, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 20, 2010

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