Meditation on the Goddess

Meditation on the Goddess1Goddess, Durga, lightning-eyedin the dark fortnight of the moon,mother, daughter, maiden, bride,come. Invisibly you ridea lion to the noble houseof first belonging. Mountainousit is, and river-full, and wide.Come.Grant me beauty, glory, fame...

On the Modern Poetry-Bird

On the Modern Poetry-Birdin answer to questions put by some poets metin Calcutta on the state of poetry in EnglandWhere is it, the singing art?smeared with the obscene, absurd:save it from the rubbish-cart.Once a voice to soar, swoop, dart:now a disenchanted...

At Balarampur

At BalarampurSea of strangeness, sea of beauty,starry wave of soundless Time,may the small boat of a poemcross on your immortal waterswith an evening’s cargo, savingone pure coinage in its rhyme.In a dark green mango-gardenmasked and quivering, fire-heart...

Jalangi River

Jalangi River at Natun Sambhunagar Jalangi Jalangi lingering song-singerbringer of fortunes along your ground-gardenssing in your kingliness, in your strong kindlinesssing in the language of morning and eveningof land-parting promise, of wealth in your...

The Stage

The Stage Rajya Loko Natya UtsavState Folk Theatre FestivalKarnajora, May 5th–8th 1994 1 Before the inaugural eventsdefine and sanctify the square,it is already charged, immensewith dance and mask and shouting, whereeach shred of wood, cloth, flesh is tense . . .a...