Ekram ALI

Rookie (01.07.1950 / Village Teghoria, District Birbhum, West Bengal, India.)

Ekram ALI Poems

1. Dense Dark Light 9/7/2013
Best Poem of Ekram ALI

Dense Dark Light


The story of a flute

Down the rock layers, veins of trees, leaves
Its melody used to flow over in waves from inside the hills
A few tourists and pilgrims
Stood silent on the periphery of that melody

And away on the other side of the hills
A demon's flute always played behind his bag-of-bones cattle,
Blighted crop, pregnant demon wife


The hill comes down low here
And again rises high steep over there
With grass, earth, black rocks and woods

In the low depression in the middle
A thin and drizzling fountain ...

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