Sunil Gangopadhyay Poems
- A Truth Bound Sentiment This hand has touched Neera's face, ...
- Ephemeral Neera, sometimes, it seems you are more ...
- Easy With ease I make a million flowers bloom, All at once ...
- This Hand Has Touched This golden figurine- oh dear, will she...
Sunil Gangopadhyay (Shunil Gônggopaddhae), is an Indian poet and novelist.
He was born in Faridpur in what is now Bangladesh. He studied at the Surendranath College, Dumdum Motizhil College, City College, Kolkata - all affiliated with the University of Calcutta. Thereafter, he obtained his Master's degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta in 1954.
He was the founder editor of Krittibas, a seminal poetry magazine started publishing from 1953, that became a platform for a new generation of poets experimenting with many new forms in poetic themes, rhythms, and words. Later, he started writing for various ... more »
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A Truth Bound Sentiment
This hand has touched Neera's face,
could I use this hand to commit a sin,
In the late evening glow
swathing the hanging balcony,
a 'daring' light had fallen on her face,
and like a telegram,
had instantly revealed Neera's grace!
A hint of a smile had merged
on her brows and eyes,
or was it the shine of mica-fines?
At such times,
I so long to call that lady, just a 'babe'.
I raise my right hand
and with my muscles flexed,
I whisper to myself --
'Be worthy of her,
Be worthy and rise'
I touch Neera's chin --
This hand has ...