A poet reminisces about his mother, the sounds and images he would associate with her leaves him deeply nostalgic and lost.
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 forego 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?
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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