Six Stone Circles of Cumbria

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Author: Joe WinterA sample cover of the book: aquamarine coloured handloom sari with gold embossed nameplate and lettering for the title and author's name. The border of the sari lines the right hand margin of the cover.
Pages: 64
Year of Publication: 2019
Price: Rs 200
ISBN: 978-81-944057-0-2 (9788194405702)

About the Author
Joe Winter was born in 1943. He took up poetry at university where he studied Latin and Greek and English literature. From 1967 to 1993 he taught English in London comprehensive schools, and in 1994 moved to Kolkata where he taught part-time before returning to England in 2006. In Kolkata he wrote a number of articles for The Statesman and other journals on literary and general topics. He has published translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali, Lipika, Atmaparichay (as co-translator), a selection of Tagore’s poems first to last (The Golden Boat); a selection of the poems of Jibanananda Das (Naked Lonely Hand), and Das’s Rupasi Bangla (Bengal the Beautiful). In addition he has published an account of his stay in India, Calcutta Song. His more recent works are translations of Beowulf and the Middle English poem Pearl; a reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Two Loves I Have); and an exploration of Hamlet (Hide Fox, and All After). Writers Workshop, India, has brought out all of Joe Winter’s poetry to date; this is his 21st volume.


In Memoriam
Arabinda Ray

Remember him in his variety,
a manager of men. Good company
was in his gift. His mind was deep and free
and visible the soul. Adversity
was simply met: for half a century’s span
a polio case – but never a victim he.
He worked and travelled far. A businessman
who scanned the roots of the economy,
who offered a pragmatic empathy,
who drank deep of the well of poetry,
who knew the arts, the pattern of history,
the tides of the present time … here was a man
to grace an age. Now to his memory
let silence speak as only silence can.


Three poems from Bangladesh
Pathak Shamabesh / 9
A Poet Alone / 10
At Jhalokati / 11

Come Love / 15
Journey’s End / 16
Sundance / 17
First Meeting / 21
Stage / 22
Workington Bridge Club / 23
In Memoriam / 24
After the Words / 25
Dreamwalk / 27
Song for Hugh / 28
Footsteps / 29
Simply You Lived / 30
Often I Go / 31
View from a Wheelchair / 34
At Harbour / 35
Francis / 38

Six Stone Circles of Cumbria
Castlerigg / 41
Blakely Raise / 42
Greycroft / 43
Long Meg and her Daughters / 44
Swinside / 45
Raisbeck / 46
New Love / 48
To All at the Theatre Royal, Workington / 49
To Dave, 50 / 50
Irena Sendler / 52
Aubade / 53
Dancer / 54
To Wilfred Owen / 55

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