Volume 4 Issue 2, June 2020
Special Issue for Indian Poetry
Game Called Love
With you I first visited
temples and ghats.
my weather was you,only you.
Today, I follow the last leaves
falling hard against the ground.
You suddenly stopped sitting with me
speaking to them.
Alone I sit.
I remember a quiet kiss somewhere
senses forgotten, only a bit of cold game.
You look far way, something in the past
for a bigger idea as a game of deceit.
You spend all the time
looking at the material
Until you find an image
that tells you everything.
A holy inspiration, power within
oozing out of lips, hard and sharp.
Breaking all false notions
slides of truth with strong muscles.
The raw Sun is blazing.
Words are riding on the lion faith.
After a dummy social distancing
life sketch is on wall of fame.
The bells are here again, watch their
rapid movements in the dark.
They are wild tonight, beating loud.
Night birds are out
called as guests for the fest.
Night is groom, soft
twinkling stars , bride for the night.
A marriage of minds, somewhere.
Sons and Daughters of the Happy River
If I’m in your circle of prayers,
a crossing and re-crossing.
Goddess Ganga descended
when Lord Shiva released
the mighty river from the locks of his hair.
Alakananda is my headstream
my watery image, I am her shadow.
Today, after every loss
there is something to gain.
About the poet
Jaydeep Sarangi is a widely anthologized bilingual poet with eight collections in English latest being Heart Raining the Light (2020) released in Rome. He has read his poems on different shores of the globe. His later readings were at Flinders University, University of Western Australia, University of South Australia, University of Wollongong, Perth Poetry Club (Australia), University of Udine (Italy) and University of Rzeszow (Poland). Sarangi is on the editorial boards of different journals featuring poetry and articles on poetry like Mascara Literary Review, Transnational Literature (Australia), Setu (USA), Geetanjali and Beyond (Scotland) Teesta, WEC (India). He has seven critical books on poetry and edited special issues on poetry for reputed journals in India and abroad. Among his recent awards, the Setu Award of Excellence for 2019 (Petersburg, USA). He is a professor of English and principal at New Alipore College, Kolkata. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org