Shattering Leaves

Author: Tapankumar Bandyopadhyay
Pages: 44
Year of Publication: 2018
Price: Rs 150
ISBN: 978-93-5045-176-2 (9789350451762)

About the Author:
Tapankumar Bandyopadhyay was born in 1948 in Suri (Birbhum, West Bengal). He works as an income tax consultant but writing poetry is his passion. His books in English include Glimpses of Ordinance (published by Writers Workshop, India) and Selected Poems, translated into English by Professor Kabirul Islam. His other publications are in Bengali, such as Niramish Abhiman, Dhwani Pratidhwani, Nirjan Alap and Khalash. He lives both in Suri and Kolkata.

Teaser:

Days and nights

You offered me your playthings.
With these, I have passed my days and nights with
joys and sorrows.
Who says, “Hurry up, it’s time”?
I don’t know.
I have doubts about the doctrine of rebirth
Even if it appears in your dictionary.
I don’t want to wait.
O my Lord of life, keep your hands on my head.

Contents:
Preface / 9

The Earth / 11
Appeal / 12
Boasting / 13
Listen and promise / 14
Stage / 15
Renewal / 16
The Portrait / 17
Words / 18
Use of legs / 19
In time / 20
Smile / 21
Images / 22
Tact / 23
Clue / 24
Free birds / 25
Like bare-faced men / 26
Permission / 27
Don’t ask why / 28
The second phase / 29
O novice / 30
Habit / 31
Days and nights / 32
Deceit / 33
Dedication / 34
Option / 35
Exploitation / 36
Holy duty / 37
Lessons / 38
Allow me / 39
Yours sincerely / 40
Final / 41

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