Homecoming Song

Nothing’s facing you anymore
Nothing
No reason
No dream
No lips
No soul

Every river is changing into marshes of sky
Every sky is filled with sleep
Every day just feeds on the wild roots of mangrove
A deep breath is all you need now to cut between
You and the groans of life

Nothing’s facing you anymore
No sea
No lighthouse
No glances of your foundered past

You have come to the place

A deep breath is all you have now to cut between
You and the garden of lemon trees

Debasis Mukhopadhyay grew up in Calcutta, India, and now lives in Montreal, Canada. He has a PhD in literary studies from Université Laval and extensive experience in language teaching and translation. He writes poetry in both Bengali & English. His debut collection of poetry in Bengali was published in 2005. Debasis’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Snapping Twig, Silver Birch Press, Of/with, and elsewhere.

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1 Response to Homecoming Song

  1. Swarnali says:

    Beautiful words… Beautiful thinking.

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