Vermillion: A Poem in Honour of Durga Puja

A poem about the coming of Durga Maa, which is joyously celebrated in my home city of Kolkata and around the world.

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Golden Hour

Beautiful, is the word that Could truly describe you, Queen, as You step down from your throne and Hold us in your glittering, gleaming Gaze, we bask in your golden hour, and my verse is pretentious, but I sing the praise of the way Your expansive presence Mirrors in my Heart, opening. The touch of…

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Falling in Love – A Poem

Trees spilling with boughs of white flowers Like bright eyes, shrouded in the waxy palms of leaves I watch some fall, stolen by the breeze, I watch them fall (in love). Petals unfurling, they embrace the dusk with open arms, sprinkling the earth. Hush. Listen to them land: tiny, soft blankets for unseen slumbering fairies.…

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Home: A Poem

I wrote this poem in light of the events in the news recently that have made the word ‘home’ a politically charged one, and also as a memory of my personal experiences that put into question what home might be.

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Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil

A pot of basil, two lovers and a tragedy. It’s a plot that will always sound like you’ve heard it before (save for the pot of basil.) This week, read my take on the tragic Romantic-era poem ‘Isabella’ by Keats.

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A Painter’s Tissue: A Poem

The blog hath risen from its slumber! As I have had some free time over the Spring Break, I managed to scribble down this poem. This is inspired by some of my recent reading: Shakespeare’s ‘Marriage of True Minds’ and Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Valentine’. 

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