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Seeking Silence

written by: Gopal Lahiri



Words are weaving words, kind and harsh,
Some are opening new rifts,
Some are found resting at the border,
Some pinch into our skin,
Some are pure darkness.

Our wars, our lies, our needless aggressions
Are drunk with faith and credence,
Angry feathers fly, taking senses with it,
Unperformed melodies touch missing notes
Each cry gathers momentum, each twirl motion,

Birds tweet whistles, uncensored,
Sand washed wind weeps in painless words,
Not a sound, only peace is crowning glory,
Dreams are now cupped in folded palms,
A human voice is nonverbal in meditation.

All these are knitting together into a single poem,

Gopal Lahiri

Gopal Lahiri

Gopal Lahiri was born and grew up in Kolkata. He is a bilingual poet, writer, editor, critic and translator and widely published in Bengali and English language. He has had seven collections of poems in Bengali and nine collections of poems in English. Anthology appearances (among others) include National Treasures, Indus Valley, The Silence within, Indo-Australian Anthology, Homebound, The Dance of the Peacock, Illuminations. His works have featured in printed journals like Indian Literature, Taj Mahal Review, Tranquil, Triveni, Beyond the Rainbow, Ethos, CLRI, and Haiku Journal and in electronic publications Arts and Letters, Underground Window, Muse India, Setu, Dead Snake, Tuck Magazine, Debug, Eastlit, Ink Sweat & Tears, Kolkata Review, Dissident Voice, Madras Courier and Coldnoon Diaries.
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