Wordsmith by ANEEK CHATTERJEE

ANEEK CHATTERJEE | Apr 14th, 2023 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

You’re the only
wordsmith on earth, the autumn
afternoon whispered to me.

Green grass I walk on, are words.
Wild flowers are words.
Some pink and some yellow fruits
hanging from trees, tell me the fruits
of words. I hear them gossip
in low voices. They are exchanging stories
of forgotten times and more.

But I fail to decipher a single one
this afternoon,
when I try to bare open flowers,
green grass, pink
and yellow fruits.

Poet Bio

Aneek Chatterjee is a poet and academic from Kolkata, India. He has published more than five hundred poems in reputed literary magazines and poetry anthologies across the globe. He authored 16 books including four poetry collections titled, “Seaside Myopia” (Cyberwit, 2018), “Unborn Poems and Yellow Prison” (Cyberwit, 2019), “Of Ashes and Persiflage” (Hawakal, 2020) and “Archive Avenue” (Cyberwit, 2022). He also co-edited the “Poetry Conclave Year Book 2022” (Authors Press). Dr. Chatterjee received the prestigious “Alfredo Pasilono Memorial Panorama International Literary Award 2023”, conferred by the Writers Capital Foundation. He was a Fulbright Visiting faculty at the University of Virginia, USA and a recipient of the ICCR Chair (Govt. of India) to teach abroad. His poetry has been archived at Yale University. He can be reached at: [email protected]

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