House of Song

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Author: Deeptesh Sen
Pages: 80
Year of Publication: 2017
Price: Rs 200
978-93-5045-163-2 (9789350451632)

About the Author:
Deeptesh Sen holds an M.Phil. in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. His poetry has been published in The Statesman (Kolkata), The Journal of the Poetry Society (India), Aainanagar, The Stare’s Nest, Crab Fat Literary Magazine, London Grip and Cafe Dissensus Everyday. His areas of research interest are modernist poetry and psychoanalysis. He has freelanced for media and publishing houses like Sportskeeda,
Oxford University Press and Harper Collins. He blogs at .




Beyond laughter,
there is always the conspiracy of desire.

Vacant indifference consumes you
with a forlorn radiance.

Memory descends like laughter
along the steep path of solitude.

Winter has the smell of dust and confession
from your lover’s attic,
long forgotten.

The night carries the taste of sweat
from unkempt city windows,
spilling with cold laughter.

You smother her unmooned body
with the lingering beauty of silence.


Her desire is a myth,
gently swaying
in the quiet shadow of laughter.

Lips burning,
with the politeness of death,
in floating asylums of speech.

Water burning
the door of moonfall,
and laughter.

You stare
at the strange geometry of laughter
with the rapture of failed restraint.

Laughter is the funeral of speech
beyond which
there is no dignity of horror.

Reviews of the book have appeared in Cafe Dissensus and The New Indian Express.

43 poems

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