Rosary – a poem by Kiriti Sengupta



Pearls find a way
to their oyster. 


Keeping count for a one-off. 


Does clairvoyance
call for an add-on?

Can names lead me
to the anonymous?

Beads are tags,
they accept duality.  

Kiriti Sengupta, the 2018 Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize recipient, is a poet, editor, translator, and publisher. He has authored eleven books of poetry and prose, two books of translation, and edited eight anthologies. Sengupta’s poems have been published in The CommonThe Florida Review Online (Aquifer), OtolithsHeadway QuarterlyMoria OnlineAmethyst ReviewMadras CourierInk Sweat and TearsThe LakeMad SwirlOutlook Magazine, among other places. He is the founder and chief editor of the Ethos Literary Journal. Sengupta lives in New Delhi. More at

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