Nandini Sahu

(23 July 1973 - / G. Udayagiri, Orissa / India)

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Dr. Nandini Sahu’s preoccupation with poetry began very early in life, and today she is a
major voice in contemporary Indian English poetry. A double gold medalist in English
literature, she was award winner at the All India Poetry Contest, has been honoured
with the Shiksha Ratna Puraskar and has to her credit the coveted Bouddha Creative
Writers’ Award. A doctorate in English literature from Visva Bharati where she worked
under the tutelage of eminent poet and academic, Late Prof. Niranjan Mohanty,
Nandini’s creative output has been widely published in India, U.S.A, U.K., Africa and
Pakistan. Her published volumes of poetry include The Other Voice;... more »

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Who Says Death Is The Only Truth?

Death stands at a distance
all day all night, smiling, unblinking,
like that picture under the staircase.

Are you waiting for the last bus?
Do you know, the sands are slowly
rolling through the gaps of your fingers?

Tighten your fist. You are enlightened to
pick one – the coffin or a life of action.
From one birth to another, augment the civilization.

Does your laugh tear your shrunken lips?
Open your wardrobe, cover the breast of the poor,
apply on your lips the balm of a millennium’s rebellion.

Who says death is the only truth?
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