Two Poems – Pijush Kanti Deb

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A Camouflaged Mirror

Neither telepathy is known

nor an effective time-machine is owned

yet the race towards you

seems to be so automatic that

the frightening distance

between you and me

and the ongoing mocking circumstance

from my land to your sky

fall like rain on my roof

forming two options for my destination,

either enjoying a bath

and returning to the old central point

or centralizing oneself in that new point

where capricious water flows me down.


I am still not contented and restless

bearing the tight wrapping

of a long mysterious tape of life around me

and the resultant brain-beating

for unabated detection and solution

embracing someone like you

who is still a camouflaged mirror to me

as I look more at you

so I know more about myself

instead of you and your love for me.



A Quixotic Project

No sooner

treasures started following

my remunerative projects

and flowers became praise-worthy to me


I asked the rising sun, “What is love?”

The sun took time to reply

but I took no time

to dip myself down and down

in the depth

of glittering pools of beckoning eyes

with no fear


of course, with no penitence at all,

only a folk of tickling interest

and a king’s heavy treasures

assisted me to be hidden therein


the bubbles of interest started flying up

and the treasures became diluted in the water.

At last,

I had to float myself up

facing the setting sun

and witnessed the subjective meaning of love

written on its burning screen

“Love is a quixotic project”

Pijush Kanti Deb is a Professor in Economics and a new Indian poet with around 3oo published or accepted poems and haiku in around 100 numbers of national and international magazines and journals, print and online. His best achievement so far is the publication of his first poetry collection, Beneath The Shadow Of A White Pigeon, which is available on Amazon. Now he is working on his 2nd poetry collection The Divine Face of Smile.


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