Like cigarette
Ash we
Get d-e-t-a-c-h-e-d
From ourselves
Our awareness
In the ash-tray
Now we feel unsure
Living e-m-p-t-y
Between dream and reality
That's why
There's a greeting in my mind
But I won't
Send it to you


Hemant Divate is one of the most prominent poets of today's Marathi literary scene. He lives in Mumbai, India and is the founder of the poetry Magazine, "Abhidhanantar". His poem, "Greeting" has been recently published in his collection of poems called, Virus Alert which has been translated from Marathi to English by Sahitya Akademni winning writer, Dilip Chitre. Divate's new collection of poems has been widely acclaimed for his ground breaking contribution to Marathi poetry.









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