This is not a country for living souls-
Recoiled the heart lives under the shades
Of vampire ridden nature and all its parts
On beggarly sums amassed by the pauper
Of bleakness and cold hunger and mort
Here existing, we burrowing like moles
In drenched country, in termite eaten rocks.

Here are no events images or happenings
But over the same, the generations waste
Cobwebbed on a bold spot their anger
In rimless cups, in pale lipped liquors
Time eaten tales aimed at amusing
Lamenting on their irrecoverable loss
A loss which was never their gain
Forward they go groping in search of substitutes
In hotel rooms where empty pouches hang
Over the pegs of wealth work and pleasure
All have accepted with harried hands
Stiffening nature, humbly no measure for measure;
Their guts hanging loose from under their stomachs
While vultures of low airs peck their brains
Piece by piece removing the gilded frowzy matter
Leaving the skull festooned and vainly waste.

The ancient cults of sacrifices still existing
Among jeremiad rules of the gushed brain
Each fang, beak or tentacle of spidery web
The venom just dents, entwines with its embrace
No grief for marshaled loss, no pent up for soul remained
The old conscience just sleeps in arms of lap dogs
And each hour becomes just sanctified and sane.

It is not for charter of the world do we create
Burning our brain and the light of our eyes-
Each image in our mind creates
A corresponding image in the space
And each line of the verse entombs
In eternity a sightless gong
Which the poet can hear with his subtle mind
In the span of his wretched life and can find
Some solace when everything significant is betrayed
When the weed choked fields of this world can claim
Their foremost place on the altar of poesy.










Background image by Kabir Kashyap Web graphics and design by Smita Maitra