June 28, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Pranab Ghosh






Perspiration trickles down

your temple, moistens your

eyelids and threatens to

enter your eyes.

You mop your face on

the shirt sleeve, anchal of

your saree, your dupatta;

you are too excited

to use your handkerchief

as you raise your voice

against oppression and tyranny.

You want to fight, to cry for

those who have suffered.

You want to raise your fist

in a unique display of solidarity

You want to revolt.













As you sit erect,

your mind touching

your soul

and wait for the light

to shepherd you

beyond the void,

you touch your

life within.


The mind flies,

beyond the horizon,

beyond the void,

beyond the azure creation

beyond the crimson red


beyond everything

and embrace the

eternal light.


Brightness all around

blinds you.


You sit blessed…

You meditate.











Pranab Ghosh

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, writer, poet, translator and blogger. He writes a blog “Existential Problems”. He graduated from Scottish Church College, Kolkata, with Honours in English. He did his masters in Journalism from Calcutta University and has worked for such media houses as HT Media Ltd, Eenadu India etc. He has also written for Slant News, a US news portal and such publications as The Statesman, Economic Times, Ei Samay. At present he writes for Business India.

Currently he is also working as a research writer and Editor at Pratichi India Trust. He has co-authored a book of poems, titled ‘Air & Age‘. He has to his credit a translation of a book of Bengali short stories titled ‘Shantiramer Cha‘, by Bitan Chakraborty. The title of the English translation is ‘Bougainvillea and Other Stories‘.

1 Comment

  1. Sabir Ahamed July 05, at 05:48

    Excellent piece of poems. Look forward to reading more in future. All the best.


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