Remembering you wrote letters…

Described the situations, you said

Will back home soon,

Days, week, a fortnight, months gone

It’s going to be ten months,

No letters, no phone calls,

Last time wrote from Paris

Dated May 13,2014

Waiting for you at breakfast table,

Empty chair, half empty glass

How long? This silence…

At the crossroad of sleepless nights

I am listening to my own heart beat

My own song…

With a sound of weeping violins

I am sinking in quicksand






© Asoke Kumar Mitra, 2019
Illustration Nick Victor


Born 1950, from Kolkata, India, studied at Hindu school and St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

He is a retired journalist and was editor of “CALCUTTA CANVAS” and “INDUS CHRONICLE”.

He is a bilingual poet. He has contributed to various anthologies published in India and abroad. His poems are translated into Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Italian, French, German, Polish, Persian, Arabic, Hebrew, Malay, Mandarin, Romanian, Spanish, Azerbaijani, Russian, Uzbek, Kirghiz, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Chinese, Catalan.

“SAVAGE WIND” is his first poetry book, a bilingual edition, translated into Spanish by Mexican poet Josep Juarez. This has a separate edition published by Altaspera Publishing &Literary Agency INC, in Canada and distributed by LULU,IE under separate ISBN. This book is published from Italy also with Italian translation by poet Elisa Mascia, Italy.

“SONG OF PABBLES” is his second book, a bilingual edition, translated into French by Marjorie Meetoo from Mauritius. Published from Kolkata, India.

Poetry, photography, paintings are his passions.

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