beyond the confines of an insular nationalism

beyond the confines of an insular nationalism

Burdwan house blooms open it’s petals,

the oval half fielding cargo unloaded by longshoremen,

but they are extinct.

So, we are informed that we cannot hate ‘the other:’

Verse that is not sufficiently cosmopolitan will be blacked-out by the censor;

like needles in Suhrawardy,

like the cadre piercing slogans through the megaphone that unionizes with the vanguard, who remain in attention

even against the feigning storms

that leak in through the tarpaulin.

Photo: Roger Gwynn

Advertisements