February 6, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION




Pijush Kanti Deb


Followers of Advice

It sets the teeth on edge and blazes fire in the eyes, yet the old advice is shameless in persuading the innocent followers to take time by the forelock and make headway in life, though ignorant to the negative role played by a haughty bull, almost lunatic in running towards and trampling the enchanted followers and driving them from their destination


The upcoming timid followers realize

the risk of taking a leap in the dark,

feel the standing of their hair on end

at the frightening body language of the bull

and prompt to take their own heels, saying

’’Grapes are sour’’.

Here, an egalitarian can beat his brains

for a quick and sustainable solution

mingling the advice with power

inspiring and providing

the followers with amulets

to be bold enough

to take the bull by the horns

making it compelled to go back

straight to its dirty stable,

bestowing the followers

with sweet grapes

and fueling them to the brim

to make headway in their lives.






Broken Pitchers

Bearing the brunt of betrayal of someone we love and care for fills the pools of eyes with tears as the whole world sinks to the depth of black brine, yet it makes them quite transparent to tearful eyes to witness their bearing grudges against our true love and affection



Before we are convinced

they beat a selfish retreat from us,

leaving us alone

In the maze of confusion

to put two and two together on the query ‘’Why do they bear us hard?’’

Maybe, unabated beating of our brains

will bear one day  fruit for us,

colorful fresher will be available

to refresh us,

new hands will keep company

with our old hearts to remold them

Alas! All will be in vain,

as broken pitchers can never be adjoined again.






Pijush Kanti Deb

Pijush Kanti Deb is a new Indian poet with more than 210 published poems and haiku in more than 50 national and international poetry magazines and print and online journals such as ‘Down in the dirt’, ‘Tajmahal Review’, ‘Pennine Ink’, ‘Hollow Publishing’, ‘Creativica Magazine’, ‘Muse India’, ‘Poetry Pacific’, and ‘Teeth Dream Magazine’. At present he is working as an Associate Professor in Economics.

His poetry collection ‘Beneath the Shadow of a White Pigeon’ has recently been published and can be purchased here

1 Comment

  1. Alicja Kuberska / Poland February 08, at 14:46

    A winning lot Life happened to me. With a gift of knowing the good with the bad. I can capture fleeting thoughts And stop time with a word. The everyday delights Bringing great mysteries. Constant wonder is my lot. I marvel how green are the leaves And how many sounds Are concealed in the throats of birds. Exceptional chance To examine the shapes and colors of clouds, To feel the menace of lightning. It is a pity to waste any minute On senseless sorrows. I have a one-way ticket


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