December 30, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Pijush Kanti Deb



A Stony Autobiography



I was set

at the very onset of the olden time

when history was just born

engraving me on a piece of stone,

diagonal to the eyes

but still straight to touch

the universal heart inspiring artists

to handshake with me

appreciating me

a gorgeous part of art,


God-fearing to touch

the dust of my stony feet

and a hut was built around

to worship me

and then a thief appeared

and I was stolen,


flown and sold away to a rich man

to enrich his drawing room

or simply to demonstrate his richness

to add something more

to his pride and contumacy


but the appreciation I got

brought no flow in my blood

except a flow of tears in my stony eyes

remembering the wonderful feeling felt

when an artist appreciated me

touching my hand

and when people touched my feet

with tearful piety thinking me

as their earthly God.







To Cut Ribbon First



In quest of a dream house

I became almost a lame

getting the link between feet and eyes cut

and my well-wishers left me alone too saying

“You have stepped on your own shit, wash it out and try again”

and pulling my hot tears down

to shed on the mud of my bad luck,


on my unfulfilled wish for a dream house

and on my unsanctioned longing

to cut its ribbon first.



In my unabated efforts

whenever I went near to door

with my sharp scissor

added by an unknown tickling of a naughty hope –

singing and dancing,


suddenly my scissor fell down and heart stopped

its palpitation realizing the ribbon was cut already

by someone else

chosen by my own dream house.








Pijush Kanti Deb

Pijush Kanti Deb is a new Indian poet with around 300 published or accepted poems and haiku in approximately 100 editions of national and international magazines and journals, print and online, such as ;Down in the Dirt’, ‘Tajmahal Review’, ‘Pennine Ink’, ‘Hollow Publishing’, ‘Creativica Magazine’, ‘Muse India’, ‘Teeth Dream Magazine’, ‘Hermes Poetry Journal’, ‘Madusa’s Kitchen’ ,’Grey Borders’, ‘Dead Snakes’, ‘Dagda Publishing’, ‘Blognostic’, ‘Black Mirror Magazine’, ‘Dissident Voice Journal’ , ‘Indiana Voice Journal’, ‘Aji Magazine’, ‘Calliope Magazine’, ‘Leaves of Ink Magazine’ and many more.

His best achievement so far is the publication of his first poetry collection,’Beneath The Shadow Of A White Pigeon’ published by Hollow Publishing and available on AMAZON.


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