Again, After Many Years

by Bibhu Padhi (August 2014)


It seems I have lost

your eyes and lips for today—

 

the eyes that looked

at nothing in particular,

 

as if they looked only

far inside themselves,

 

and the world had ended.

 

Inside your mouth the words

had frozen. You couldn’t speak.

 

The trees and their

loneliness, spoke for you.

 

And what eloquent speech!

 

__________________ 

 

Bibhu Padhi's eighth book of poems, Magic Ritual, was published earlier this year. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, the most recent being THE HARPERCOLLINS BOOK OF ENGLISH POETRY (2012). He lives in Bhubaneswar, India.

 

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