illumined absences: iii – a poem by Sudeep Adhikari

illumined absences: iii

there is an absolute calm beyond the
spreadsheets of my saudade; the songster
under-souls, I can hear their chirps

and rhythm of the absence

entwined with the sonic
multitude of my mundane contracts.

what can’t be said, must be passed over
in silence, wittgenstein said.

buddha did not utter a freaking word.

absolute silence is a myth, john cage
would have said.

I watch the fireflies coming into life
from the worm-holes of void. I never felt

so complete; so full of rainbowed lack.

 

Sudeep Adhikari is a structural engineer/Lecturer from
Kathmandu, Nepal.  His recent publications were with Beatnik Cowboys,
Chiron Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Midnight Lane Boutique, and
Occulum. Also a Pushcart Prize nominee for the year 2018, Sudeep
is currently working on his 4th poetry-book Hyper-Real Reboots.

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