Joy Goswami

(10 November 1954 - / Kolkata / India)

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Joy Goswami is an Indian poet. Goswami writes in Bengali and is widely considered as one of the most important Bengali poets of his generation.

Biography

Joy was born in Kolkata. His family moved to Ranaghat, West Bengal shortly after and he has lived there ever since. Goswami was introduced to and encouraged with respect to poetry by his father, a well-known political worker in the area. He lost his father at the age of six, after which the family was sustained by his mother, a teacher. She died in 1984. Goswami's formal education stopped early, in grade eleven. By this time he was already writing poetry. After a long period of writing in little magazines and ... more »

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,385 Points Sayeed Abubakar (10/26/2012 1:24:00 AM)

    Dear poet,
    From Bangladesh we nourish a good idea about your poems. Your name is very familiar here. But sorrowfully I have to say, here the translation of your poems presented in Poemhunter is really very weak. We do not consider you so weak as a poet.

  • Rookie - 22 Points Koena Mokoena (4/21/2012 4:05:00 AM)

    I believe each & everyone has hie or her own talent, hence i am a poet. A Bathroom Fairytale according to my own point of view it takes us back where we belong. The fact is i am talking from experience as i have been in a bath before. Your correspondence will be high; ly appreciated.

    Have a nice day!

  • Rookie - 22 Points Koena Mokoena (4/21/2012 4:04:00 AM)

    I believe each & everyone has hie or her own talent, hence i am a poet. A Bathroom Fairytale according to my own point of view it takes us back where we belong. The fact is i am talking from experience as i have been in a bath before. Your correspondence will be highly appreciated.

    Have a nice day!

  • Rookie - 22 Points Koena Mokoena (4/21/2012 4:04:00 AM)

    I believe each & everyone has hie or her own talent, hence i am a poet. A Bathroom Fairytale according to my own point of view it takes us back where we belong. The fact is i am talking from experience as i have been in a bath before. Your correspondence will be highly appreciated.

    Have a nice day!

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A Bathroom Fairytale

Lay yourself down, when you wish to be born lay yourself down
in a grassy field meadow pasture lay yourself down and say Ma Baba Ma Baba
Soon your body will become this tiny in the morning
Office-goers will see on the grass drops of dew
Your one drop will vanish with the warmth of the sun, go,
Go if you wish to be born say to the clouds Ma Baba Ma Baba
The clouds will hurl you from their womb such rain such rain such rain
Down below a beautiful maiden enters her bath in a roofless rented bathroom
Today there isn’t enough tap water when the rain comes
Her joy as she ...

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