May 25, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION




Pijush Kanti Deb


The Divine Face of Smile


Fate casts a spell on us

to float on the waves

of earthly feelings for one another

for fishing at least a smile

or some tears,


unmindful we may be to tears

but never forget smiling

at the rare blissful occasion,


ambidextrous too in pulling

the thorny tail of smile-

hidden somewhere in a zigzag hole,


we groan in pain

and keep pulling the tail

until we are lucky to witness

the divine face of smile to smile

and rejuvenate the tired heart

to tolerate the availability of tears


proving ourselves as optimists

despite living in the darkness of pessimism.








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


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