May 23, 2022

Pranab Ghosh

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Love's Memory Lost (2018-10-22) poem unrhymed

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, poet, author and translator.

Vision of the World (2018-11-19) poem unrhymed

"...In the glow I could see the burning desire of our times..."

If illusion were real (2018-12-17) poem unrhymed

"...Is she standing there..."

Save My Soul: An Existential Crisis (2019-03-18) poem unrhymed

"...waves breaking on the shores, where time stood still..."

Save My Job: An Existential Crisis (2019-04-15) poem unrhymed

"...Existence gets out of control..."

Save My Marriage: An Existential Crisis (2019-05-20) poem unrhymed

"...Why did you have to go?..."

Sudden Loss (2019-08-19) cover story poem unrhymed


Game of Life! (2019-08-26) poem unrhymed

"...where the poor struggle to survive as the rich explore life..."

Paying Off Life's Debts (2019-09-30) poem unrhymed

" bake the handmade bread to douse the fire in their bellies..."

Breaking Waves (2019-10-28) poem unrhymed

"... You are taken aback as you see reflections..."

Farmer Dead (2019-11-04) poem unrhymed

"He tilled his land, Fed family of four..."

Teacher Mourned (2019-11-25) poem unrhymed

" The man who taught, The heart that cared..."

Darkness (2020-01-27) poem unrhymed

"...Their heart in fear of Dark repercussion..."

After he lost his soul (2020-03-02) prose poem unrhymed

"...And now I stand in the darkness asking everyone passing by..."

When Will the Deer Revolt? (2020-03-30) poem unrhymed

"...And from all four directions began their run..."

Oasis (2020-04-20) poem unrhymed

"...I repented for not Being able to recognize her..."

What Progress? (2020-04-27) poem unrhymed

"...Set in order the breaking ECOLOGY of the world..."

Last Sleep (2020-05-11) poem unrhymed current events

What Knight in Shining Armor! (2020-05-18) poem unrhymed

"Knight in Shining Armor" -- first in a series of poems. "...A shadowy figure as pale as the breeze..."

Fallen Valor (2020-05-25) poem unrhymed

"...You gave away your integrity..."

Betrayed Cause (2020-06-01) poem unrhymed

"Knight in shining armor! The message that You brought, even the pigeons did ages before..."

Prelude to the Newest Love Song (2020-06-08) poem unrhymed

"...There was a bonding. Words united us..."

Rape of the Truth (2020-06-22) poem unrhymed

"...Knight in shining armor! You betrayed A nation, a race, a faith..."

You Are Responsible! Knight in Shining Armor (2020-07-06) poem unrhymed

"...Knight in shining armor! How could you?..."

Sigh for an Answer! (2020-07-20) poem unrhymed

"...Knight in shining armor! Was that Expected of you..."

Tumultuous Love! (2020-08-03) poem unrhymed

"From the core of my existence comes out the sigh..."

Krishna Consciousness in Holi Times (2020-08-17) poem unrhymed

"Gulal" is a Hindi word. It is colored powder with which one smears the other during Holi, the Festival of Colors.

Lost Love! (2020-08-31) poem unrhymed

"...Her mind sinks deep into The heart of someone else..."

Pleasure Pain Therapy (2020-09-14) poem unrhymed

"...Pain coils up from the heart...

Blood Tears (2020-09-28) poem unrhymed

"...tears will freeze And become pearls..."

Rape of an Identity (2020-10-05) editorial poem

"The Wednesday, September 30, edition of 'The Times of India,' front-paged the story titled, "Gang-raped and tortured, Dalit teen dies after 15-day battle."

Death (2020-10-12) poem unrhymed

"...Gnaws at the walls of Decorum, propriety..."

Rebirth of Civilization (2020-10-26) poem unrhymed

"...That MEMORY That MYSTERY..."

Forgetful Love (2020-11-09) poem unrhymed

"...I remember that twilight where The path turned left..."

A Memory Called Love (2020-11-23) poem unrhymed

"...the wave that washes The shore of all its memories..."

Is Love Memory? (2020-12-07) poem unrhymed

"I thought I was in love..."

Forgotten Dreams (2020-12-21) poem unrhymed

"...the world ravages your passion...

Scattered Images (2021-01-04) poem unrhymed

"...The mornings and the evenings disappeared..."

In Search of a Dream (2021-01-18) poem unrhymed

"...Last time I dreamt of you there was rain..."

Where Are My Dreams Gone? (2021-02-01) poem unrhymed

"Will all my dreams Fly away..."

You and Butterfly (2021-02-15) poem unrhymed

"...whispered in my ears the lines rose told it..."

Snake in Dream (2021-03-01) poem unrhymed

"...And I woke up and saw your face..."

Hungry Dream (2021-03-15) poem unrhymed

"One night I dreamt of a hungry kid..."

Dream Murder (2021-03-22) poem unrhymed

"...Let my dream come true..."

Predator (2021-04-05) poem unrhymed

"...The snake was chasing the rabbit..."

Plunder (2021-04-19) poem unrhymed

"...Decrying the bandits and the rogues..."

Homeless Dream (2021-05-03) poem unrhymed

"...Sleeping on a pile of newspapers on a footpath of Kolkata..."

Dream (2021-05-17) poem unrhymed

"My outcast dreams float in the air..."

Corona Delusion (2021-05-31) poem unrhymed

"...The news that the TV channels generate Are of deaths and more deaths ..."

Corona Duty (2021-06-14) poem unrhymed

"...Man accuses man for The spread of the virus..."

Law Is Supreme! (2021-06-28) poem unrhymed

"...The easy way to get money...

Character Post-revolution (2021-07-12) poem unrhymed

"The writer came to her Country after revolution..."

New Lease of Life (2021-07-26) poem unrhymed

"...The poet went on a leave To meet his muse..."

Musings of a Disgraced Lover (2021-08-09) poem unrhymed

"...he should be spared the madness, or so he thought..."

Gas Coupon Lover! (2021-08-23) poem unrhymed

"Hungry tides rose from the Depths of her navel..."

Counting Time (2021-09-06) poem unrhymed

"...Like a barren land he lies Looking at starry night sky..."

To My Soul Mate (2021-09-20) poem unrhymed

"Not so known a voice Comes closer to you..."

After He Lost His Soul 2.0 (2021-09-27) poem unrhymed

"...What did you protect me from and had you been so kind why did you have to leave?"

Satiated Souls (2021-10-04) poem unrhymed

"...Proving the weathermen wrong..."

Deadlier Than Death (2021-10-18) poem unrhymed

"...Rolling rivers disappear and Turn into infertile deserts..."

Hide and Seek with Death (2021-11-01) poem unrhymed

"...We walk together in Complete oblivion...

Anthem of Death (2021-11-15) poem unrhymed

"...On the earth people died and Mass graves were dug..."

Death of Desire (2021-11-29) poem unrhymed

" Abyss where only darkness rules..."

Divided by a Stream, Somewhere in Kashmir (2021-12-13) poem unrhymed

"...their voices are carried away from them by the wind..."

A Resolve! (2021-12-27) poem unrhymed

"A dream builds up From nowhere..."

A Blessing! (2022-01-10) poem unrhymed

"...And promise yourself of Dreaming a new dream..."

Anthem to April (2022-01-24) poem unrhymed

"...Beyond the sunlight there He stands draped in saffron..."

Unreal Real (2022-02-07) poem unrhymed

" wait mesmerized...

Agony (2022-02-21) poem unrhymed

"...The stars disappear and the Universe gets enveloped in darkness..."

Waiting for the Star (2022-03-07) poem unrhymed

"...Star-struck I watched In awe..."

Crushed Times! (2022-03-21) poem unrhymed

"...We look ahead At the emptiness..."

Deaf and Dumb! (2022-04-04) poem unrhymed

"...Blood spills Life overturns..."

Pretense or Metaphor? (2022-04-18) poem unrhymed

"...For a cause Sustainable? Or For a failure Unavoidable?.."

Letters Remembered (2022-05-02) poem unrhymed

"...A wave comes and Washes away your Memories..."

Failed Revolution (2022-05-16) poem unrhymed

"...activists Get branded as anarchists..."

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An Existential Tale of Childhood (2019-12-16) cover story essay

A boy, Victor, in the turbulent times of the late 1970s, has his life shaped by the politics and culture of Bengal.

An Existential Tale of Childhood 2 (2019-12-23) essay

Victor's father has tried to instill in Victor the value of human life. Now can he do the same with a love of knowledge?

An Existential Tale of Childhood 3 (2019-12-30) essay

Victor has successfully made his transition to being a boy in school. Life was simple when his contacts were just with his family, but the classroom is a constellation of experiences...

An Existential Tale of Childhood 4 (2020-01-06) essay

Victor has learned that people are willing to help in adversity, but that some others will take advantage of someone who is meek. Learning how to react to those bullies is important...

An Existential Tale of Childhood 5 (2020-01-13) essay

As children, we are expected to learn the lessons that will serve us in adulthood. But perhaps the important lessons are found in the childhood itself...

Corona: The Other Face of Death (2020-03-23) essay corona

"Corona virus has ruined many families world over. Thousands have fallen prey to this newest killer in a rogue world..."

What Corona Has Done to Our Times! (2020-04-13) essay pandemic

All over the world...

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Pranab Ghosh
Pranab Ghosh

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, poet, author and translator. He has three published books to his credit. Air and Age (co-author; published from Kolkata), Soul Searching and Other Poems (first solo book of poems, published from Toronto) and Bougainvillea And Other Stories, a book of short stories in English, translated from the Bengali original. His poems have been published in Tuck Magazine, Harbinger Asylum, Literature Studio Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Leaves of Ink, Weasel Press, Dissident Voice, Spillwords, Visual Verse, The Piker Press, Setu Magazine and Hans India among others. He is married and at present is staying in Vijayawada, India.

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