A poet reminisces about his mother, the sounds and images he would associate with her leaves him deeply nostalgic and lost.
International Woman’s Day Special
It had rained since last evening,
now it is dawn,
I can hear a horse trotting on the street
Where did she go in wilderness?
Is she a loner?
Or she is the only sound I am allowed today?
I have shut myself up in my room since the last century
when the stains on my coffee cup reminded me of my mother,
I have practised now to swallow dreams of ancestors,
to forgo and to forge down the abyss –
Every man needs a few centuries,
to unwind the wound, to gasp for metaphors changing his life,
to look up to the branches of veins that droop beneath the skin, dry –
will you lend him the time? Won’t you?
Medley of Literary Pieces on International Woman’s Day
The Irrepressible ‘ She’ – a poem by Divya Rajgaria
I am no Goddess… – a poem about the everyday diva by Anindita Bose
Where Goddesses Cry – a thought-provoking poem by Rhiti Bose.
Woman – a poem by Daipayan Nair
Wish – a son remembers his mother poem by Amitava Nag
The Separation – a short story by Maya Khandelwal
The Last Night of My Life – a short story by Nikita Goel
Rise and Shine – a touching mother’s musing about her daughter by Santosh Bakaya
Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas – A Book Review – by Maya Khandelwal
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