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Wish

March 8, 2016 | By

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,

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when the stains on my coffee cup reminded me of my mother

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

Short Stories

The Separation – a short story by Maya Khandelwal

The Last Night of My Life – a short story by Nikita Goel

Musings

Rise and Shine – a touching mother’s musing about her daughter by Santosh Bakaya

Book Review

Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas – A Book Review – by Maya Khandelwal

Creative Writing

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Amitava Nag is an independent film critic based in Kolkata and editor of Silhouette. His most recent book on cinema is Beyond Apu: 20 Favourite film roles of Soumitra Chatterjee published by Harper Collins India. He also writes poetry and short fiction in Bengali and English – observing life in a platter.
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