Categories
Poetry

Autumnal Dirge

By Sutputra Radheye

Courtesy: Creative Commons
30 October 2008


there were

only black clouds

around ganeshguri


a sound

of high frequency 

distorted the crowd


they were

running in madness

all around


the motors

were burning

black


so were

the tiny pieces

of flesh scattered


minutes after

the bomb blasted

the city stopped


people were

glued to the televisions

and the radio


now after years

we have moved on

or have we?

This poem centres around 30th October, 2008, where a series of bomb blasts killed many in the Indian state of Assam.

Sutputra Radheye is a young poet from India. He has published two poetry collections — Worshipping Bodies(Notion Press) and Inqalaab on the Walls (Delhi Poetry Slam). His works are reflective of the society he lives in and tries to capture the marginalized side of the story.

.

PLEASE NOTE: ARTICLES CAN ONLY BE REPRODUCED IN OTHER SITES WITH DUE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO BORDERLESS JOURNAL. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s