May 9, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ananya S Guha




Will Someone?



Whenever the sun is down

the body succumbs to a worship

kneeling down a posture

heavenwards a bird circles

vultures have crept into my life

even praying is forbidding

the hills watch intensely

this dialogue of prayer

small mercies, let me close eyes

the hills are watching

the shrivelled dog, parched body

observes with glazed eyes like the moon

I am praying, a dialogue with these hills

as their contours fade into oblivion.

It’s raining someone says

come out, wash your sins

I am praying for these hills

I have known them since birth

will someone give them a voice to speak?

will someone hold back their visceral tears

will someone?






Ananya S Guha

Ananya S Guha was born and brought up in Shillong, North East India. He has seven collections of poetry and his poems have been published worldwide. They have also been featured in several anthologies. He is also a columnist, critic and editor. He now is a Regional Director at the Indira Gandhi National Open University and holds a doctoral degree on the novels of William Golding.

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