shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Ananya S Guha lives in Shillong in North East India. He has been writing and publishing his poetry for over thirty years.

Ananya S. Guha


Your Poem, My Poem

And, my poem will arrive
one day, when you in rain's ferment
will be writing those lines
in your webbed dreams
of God, when you will, ask me to attend the next prayer service
when you will be lifting prayers from pages of poetry
when you leaf through those tomes
of poetry, which you say left a scar on your
skin, poems of Neruda, Rupert Strong, Leonard Cohen, songs of Dylan
but our poems can never meet
as the pages are different
colours too, the hand is different.

But my poem will suddenly arrive in the rustling wind
bird pecking at sorrows
beast predatory, on skeletal words.