Jayanta Mahapatra

(22 October 1928 - / Cuttack / India)

Jayanta Mahapatra Poems

1. Hunger 3/29/2012
2. Her Hand 3/29/2012
3. Ash 3/29/2012
4. Freedom 3/29/2012
5. A Summer Poem 12/27/2013
6. A rain of rites 12/27/2013
7. Dawn at puri 12/27/2013
8. Grandfather 12/27/2013
9. Dhauli 12/27/2013
10. The Captive Air of Chandipur-on-Sea 12/27/2013
11. Main temple street 12/27/2013
12. Summer 12/27/2013
13. Taste for Tomorrow 12/27/2013
14. The Moon Moments 12/27/2013
15. Twilight 12/27/2013
16. The Indian Way 12/27/2013
17. The Vase 12/27/2013
18. Sanskrit 12/27/2013

A rain of rites

Sometims a rain comes
slowly across the sky, that turns
upon its grey cloud, breaking away into light
before it reaches its objective.

The rain I have known and traded all this life
is thrown like kelp on the beach.
Like some shape of conscience I cannot look at,
a malignant purpose is a nun's eye.

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