The Sun and Us by Shamik Banerjee

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Behind the insect screen, a cyan shadeResumes afresh from that night-blackened domeAnd, speeding to my eyes once slumber-sealed,Tints up the lifeless floor and carpets laidWhile not neglecting that wide cleft concealedIn dreams and quietude—the hamster's home. Rose-scented...

On Sleep by Shamik Banerjee

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] She doesn't show up when she's thought about.Her case is like a due delivery:Flumped on the sofa, you keep gazing out,Thinking "It will come now." The minutes flee. With all hopes gone, you turn to other stuffThat...

A Sonnet for My Sister by Shamik Banerjee

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] If every wasteland had a cropper whoseAdroitness could convert its barren bedInto a spanning field of grains, this newsWould stun the goggling firmament and spreadTo other regions, pleasing every soul.Likewise, for my vacated, sombre heart,You've taken on...

Testimony of a War-seized House by Shamik Banerjee

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Before the bombings, I was not awareThat homes, like humans, could get orphaned too.Built by a wealthy merchant's wealthy heir,I've held this ground since 1992. I've witnessed nicety, hope during pain,Devoutness, goodwill, and pragmatic viewsIn those five...