Author: Dilip Mohapatra

ECHOES OF SILENCE by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

ECHOES OF SILENCE

ECHOES OF SILENCE written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   The soft silence of the pollens falling on butterflies wings bounces back from your reticent eyes and hits mine placidly. The satiny silence of the thunder-less clouds cuddling each other reflects on …
ON THE EDGE by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

ON THE EDGE

ON THE EDGE written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   As you stand precariously on the precipice dreading to look down and you are equally scared to turn around and retrace your steps back to the cesspool that you left behind …
AFTERMATH written by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

AFTERMATH

AFTERMATH written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   The sun no longer splinters into million shining stars through the prism of the dew drops gravitating on once green leaves that have now been liberated and have fallen at the root of …
Festive Seasons written by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

Festive Seasons

 Festive Seasons written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   The earth creeps along its orbit and so does the sun in reciprocation on the ecliptic and all rotten leaves dry up and go up in smoke and make way for the …
REFLECTIONS written by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

REFLECTIONS

REFLECTIONS written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   When you look at a piece of stale bread discarded so generously by a benevolent soul into the dented aluminium bowl of a beggar squatting in front of a place of worship you see …
DELIVERANCE written by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

DELIVERANCE

DELIVERANCE written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   I picked up the chisel from my toolbox and carved your face out of the dense mist that ensued from my vaporous dreams and then I sculpted your arms that engulfed me to …
Colourblind by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

COLOURBLIND

COLOURBLIND written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   I don't mind seeing the rainbow in different shades of grey one accentuating the other. I don't mind seeing the sprawling meadow shorn of its green a grey carpet spread before me. I …
Russian Roulette by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   Every morning I start the day with the muzzle pressed to my temple I wrap my index finger around the trigger and build up courage bit by bit the beads of perspiration …
CAROUSEL by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

CAROUSEL

CAROUSEL written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   We all mount our horses saddled and bridled painted in colours that match the steed with our creed and wobble up and down on the merry go round trying to outsmart one another and …
Rights Of The Wronged by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

Rights of the Wronged

RIGHTS OF THE WRONGED written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   The night has its very own domain so does the day but the twilights fight for their right in both their avatars of dusk and dawn and claim their boundaries drawn. …
Reality Check by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

Reality Check

Reality Check written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   You sometimes seek sophistication and sublime subtlety sometimes glamour in its gaudiest best from the brush strokes on your eyelids and well trimmed brows and kohl liners doing the trick as you peer …
The Stranger by Dilip Mohapatra at Spillwords.com

The Stranger

THE STRANGER written by: Dilip Mohapatra @dilipmo   As the umbilical cord was severed and with the first wail in response to the doctor's slap on my raw posterior they stamped on me my name borrowed from a cine actor and …