Dr. Ketaki Datta, India (Winging through Gloom: Poetry of Hope and Recovery)

Ketaki Datta
Dr. Ketaki Datta is an Associate Professor in English, a poet, novelist, translator and book reviewer [with Compulsive Reader, USA, and Muse India, India]. She has to her credit: two novels, “A Bird Alone” and “One Year for Mourning” and two poetry collections, “Across the Blue Horizon” and “Urban Reflections: A Dialogue in Poetry and Photography” co-authored with Prof. Wilfried Raussert and published from Germany. 

The roads have sprung up to life again
from the stupor it lay in,
for almost a couple of Springs!
The men and women have rushed out
to stand under the blue sky
to be greeted by 
a crimson dawn of effulgence,
of assurance!

The child who kept missing the bell
after each class, the pranks of her pals,
is back to the school again.
The deadly pathogen is perhaps,
waiting in the graveyard,
in a queue, to be interred.

And our children, us and all
dance in mad joy,
In our neighbourhood and beyond,
celebrating freedom,
unshackled liberty!

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