Poetry: Sutanuka Ghosh Roy

Sutanuka Ghosh Roy
Kanchanjangha

He calls me when he
wants to see me
waylaying the assignments and eerie frowns
I rush.
 He happily co-habits 
with Tamur
unabashedly carries 
Teesta as his arm-candy
mist-laden 
his neck on the shoulders 
of the fluffy clouds
he embraces.
Like a coy bride, I smile 
he opens his lips to love.
***


Address

The green bordered matt brown 
dusty road holds Dadu
who sat 
beside the Sanko and
watched the Pankouri
speaking to the water
in the evening.
The Tulsi-Mancha
heard Thammi’s vespers. 
 The fireflies 
stop for a discourse
by the mossy stairs where
Ma oiled her long tresses
and the sparrows fought for their 
tenancy rights.
 The stars now post letters
to new addresses.
***

Sanko: small wooden bridge.
Pankouri: the Indian cormorant.
Tulsi-Mancha: is a part of an age-old Bengali culture of planting a Tulsi (Basil) plant at home.
Thammi: Paternal grandmother.

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