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‘A Straight Street’ and other poems by Pijush Kanti Deb

By: Pijush Kanti Deb 

A Straight Street

Action and reaction
whispering and counter whispering,
shouting and retaliated shouting
give birth to a universal realisation
of the value of life and time
the construction of a Straight Street,
by the sweetness of eloquence
by the goodness of
gifts, rewards and awards
for all the toddling steps.


The winning tongues

Encircling a luxurious and sky-touching suite
a hot chain of dry tongues
blasts shouting
sitting firmly on an unrecognized demad
and compels the bunch of stony ears,
settled inside their luxuriousness
with their pride and contumacy,
to stand up on their own toes
their eyes to their own bloody images
reflected from their cursed mirrors.
Snails get salt at last
to contract their ever-expanding confidence,
allow the jumping tongues
stretching their rigid ears up
to penetrate thier stoic wall of stones
and permit their own brains
to be washed and painted
as per the taste and preference
of the winning tongues and the rotating earth.


Whenever you embrace and kiss me

Whenever you embrace me
my angel in my soul
finds his greatness brimful
to make my paradise fertile
the blooming of the last blossom
and enchants
you too to join on the floor
where I dance with my God.

Whenever you kiss me
my demon in my heart
feels the taste of your blood,
makes me hungry too
to comsune you
the end of my last supper
and mesmerizes
you too to be happy
with the taste of my flesh and blood.


Pijush Kanti Deb is an Indian poet with more than 300 published poems published in more than 100 peotry magazines and journals world -wide .*Beneath the Shadow of a White Pigeon*is his only poetry collection. He is an Associate Professor in Economics. 

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