May 23, 2022

Gopal Lahiri



Night Show (2019-11-18) poem unrhymed

Gopal Lahiri was born and grew up in Kolkata, India. He is a bilingual poet, writer, editor, critic and translator and published in Bengali and English language.

Wingless Dreams (2020-01-13) poem unrhymed

"...Exposing the fault lines, And the conversation with it,..."

Pretence (2020-02-17) poem unrhymed

"...The silvery moon and dusty night Run dry along the shining pavements..."

Nameless (2020-03-23) poem unrhymed

"...Open the old envelope On the depths of time..."

Summer of Discontent (2020-04-27) poem unrhymed

"...Feeling impassable cold hard reality..."

Covid 19 (2020-07-13) poem unrhymed

"...sinking deeper and deeper in the whir of death..."

Love is a Verse (2020-08-10) poem unrhymed

"...You come from a place where moon swifts to mirth..."

Wordless (2020-09-07) poem unrhymed

"...Cloudless evening holds promise..."

Haiku (2020-10-12) poem unrhymed

"...the pigeons flutter their wings..."

Lockdown (2020-11-09) poem unrhymed

"...handshakes are denied by sealed iron door..."

Those Maybes (2021-02-08) poem unrhymed

"...Each cry is now an artifact of eternity..."

Refuge (2021-03-08) poem unrhymed

"...Every musical note, even the abstract holds its silence..."

River (2021-04-12) poem unrhymed

"...Trees are already on their knees to greet the breeze...

Iron Chest (2021-05-10) poem unrhymed

"...I think night is the right time..."

Long-Distance Calls (2021-06-07) poem unrhymed

"...I hear people cry and hurt just like I do..."

Silence of Clocks (2021-08-30) poem unrhymed

" a summer the breeze that closes the windows..."

The Image That I Am (2021-09-27) poem unrhymed

"...I see moments that seem motionless..."

Warmth (2021-10-25) poem unrhymed

"...White clouds are forming and reforming above the river and the distant town..."

Pristine Landscape (2021-11-22) poem unrhymed

"...Morning rays give birth to freedom and hope..."

Haiku (2021-12-20) haiku

Mid-winter presents...

Salvation (2022-01-17) poem unrhymed

"...see things anew in a long river running..."

Senryu (2022-05-16) poem unrhymed

"...dense forest, now a clean-shaven look, bullish real estate..."

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Gopal Lahiri
Gopal Lahiri

Gopal Lahiri is a bilingual poet, critic, editor, writer and translator with 24 books published, including five jointly edited books. His poetry is also published across various anthologies as well as in eminent journals of India and abroad. His poems are translated in 16 languages. He has been nominated for Pushcart Prize for poetry in 2021. He is the recipient of the Poet of the Year Award in Destiny Poets, UK, 2016, Setu Excellence Award, 2020, Pittsburgh, US and Indology Life-Time Achievement award, West Bengal, India. His latest collection of poems Alleys are Filled with Future Alphabets has received wide acclaim.

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