Counting Time, a poem written by Pranab Ghosh at
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Counting Time

Counting Time

written by: Pranab Ghosh



Like a barren land he lies
Counting days and nights
Since the rains drenched
Him for the last time
Perhaps a millennium ago.

Like a barren land he lies
Looking at starry night sky
And thinking of a forgotten
Time when his cravings were
Answered by time and night.

Today as day melts into night
And sleep refuses to be
Blessed, he thinks of time
Forgotten and it whispers
Into his ears…

“Yesterdays are lighted fools,
Way to dusty death…”

But his candle is still burning
As he waits for the return
Of another night!

Pranab Ghosh

Pranab Ghosh

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, poet, author and translator. He has three published books to his credit. Air and Age (co-author; published from Kolkata), Soul Searching and Other Poems (first solo book of poems, published from Toronto) and Bougainvillea And Other Stories (a book of short stories in English, translated from the Bengali original). His poems have been published in Tuck Magazine, Harbinger Asylum, Literature Studio Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Leaves of Ink, Weasel Press, Dissident Voice and Hans India among others. He is married and at present is staying in Vijayawada, India.
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