Revelations – a poem by Oindri Sengupta

Revelations

Sun is resting on the leaves.
It is 4pm now and
The city is sleeping in silent chaos.
There is an obscure movement of pain 
in the wind.
It is a time of revelations, of unresolved stories
that brings out the nail pinned in your heart
to nail you further down
inside the vast abyss of time.
Time is distorted here.
Its landscapes form from the melting sun
and dissolve inside the minds.
We who live with closed doors
are forever pining for the lost songs of childhood
to soothe our crammed souls.
There is dampness everywhere-
over the tin roofs, on the railway stations and over us
when we cook our meals for the next day.

We are used to sleeping with lies.
And we live like crossroads 
with our entangled bodies,
our hands searching for the wind birds.
Do we wake or sleep?

Oindri Sengupta is a published poet based out of Kolkata, India. Her works have appeared in a few online and print journals like Muse India, Kritya, Ethos Literary Journal, Istanbul Literary Review, Poetry Quarterly, USA, Contemporary Literary Review, India, Penwood Review, USA, Usawa Literary Review etc. and also in a couple of poetry anthologies. Apart from writing poetry, she also teaches English in a Govt. Higher Secondary School in Kolkata. Her maiden book of poetry After the Fall of a Cloud was released by Hawakal Publishers in February 2022.

2 Comments

  1. Hi. Can I post a link to your blog on my blog? I am doing a bit on the power of poetry this week.

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    1. Sarah says:

      Of course, Susan. Many thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

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