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


Jaydeep Sarangi is a widely anthologized and reviewed bilingual poet with eight collections in English, the latest being Heart Raining the Light (2020) released in Rome. Sarangi has read his poems and delivered talks on poetry in different shores of the globe. He is the president, Guild of Indian English Writers Editors and Critics(Kerala) and Vice President, Executive Council,IPPL, ICCR,Kolkata. Sarangi is Professor of English and Principal at New Alipore College, Kolkata- 53.West Bengal. Website:

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God in the Street

Future is dancing in the cloudy sky
Pregnant with heavy rain
Hearts melting in prayers for all
Eyes are oozing with bright murmurs

Each one is happy, the emperor and the cobbler
All have come down to the street
Standing shoulder to shoulder
The sea of life is deep blue today.

Wooden images are more than living
Inspiring all on the way to Swargadara
An ancient city has a soul
Awake and deep like mountain streams