Sudeep Sen Poems
- Sun-Blanched Blood It is mid-afternoon now, the sun ...
- One Moonlit December Night One moonlit December night you ...
- Prayer Call: Heat Outside, “Allah-u-Akbar” pierces the ...
- Grammar My syntax, tightly-wrought— I struggle to let ...
- Choice some things, I knew, were beyond ...
- Mediterranean A bright red boat Yellow capsicums Blue ...
- Desire Under the soft translucent linen, the ridges ...
Sudeep Sen is an Indian poet and editor living in London and New Delhi.
Life and Work
Sen studied at St Columba's School and read literature at Hindu College Delhi University. As an Inlaks Scholar, he received a master's degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York. Sen was an international poet-in-residence at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, and a visiting scholar at Harvard University.
His books include Postcards from Bangladesh, Prayer Flag, Distracted Geographies, and Rain. He has edited anthologies including: The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry by Indians (2011), World Literature Today Writing from ... more »
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It is mid-afternoon now,
the sun streaks slant wards
through the attic's double-glazing
melting the scorched ink
in my crowded note-book
that lies blanched
on the sparse weathered table.
Hardened sepia-stained lines
that once approximated to
a flock of metaphors,
now rearrange themselves
into a congregation of phrases,
a lineation of new line-breaks:
stops that defy
even the physics of refraction,
thoughts that now re-surface
and resurrect just as
passion and reverence did ...