“Falling” by Palash Mahmud

Palash Mahmud | Jul 10th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments



it’s raining out / a crow soaked
fully sitting on / the windowpane

in such a quietness / as if it wasn’t breathing
like a cotton-made piece / a drop of rainwater

hanging on its beak / as if the droplet was
in the pit of confusion / to decide what would be

better to fall down / or to hang up
as if it was in / a meditative mood

either of them would / be the sign of destruction
of its will / withdrawal of its existence

Poet Bio

Palash Mahmud is a bilingual writer, translator and book critic based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has completed his BA and MA in Philosophy from Dhaka University. He is studying for an MA in Literature in English and Cultural Studies at Jahangirnagar University His debut poem appeared in Active Muse, winter 2019 issue (India), is the grand prize winner of Songs of Peace: The World’s Biggest Anthology of Contemporary Poetry 2020 and one of the finalists in Asian winners of Voice of Peace: 1st International Poetry And Short Story Anthology Competition 2021 produced by League of Poets and shortlisted for a flash fiction contest in Voice. Club. His book reviews & literary criticisms have appeared in Superstition Review, The Punch Magazine, Kitaab, Ephemeral Elegies, The Bosphorus Review of Books and forthcoming elsewhere.

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