Indian Poetry. Tomorrow You Will Thank Today by Kushal Poddar

Indian Poetry. Tomorrow You Will Thank Today by Kushal Poddar

Indian Poetry by Kushal Poddar.

Today, Yareah magazine has the honor of sharing poems by Kushal Poddar. Indian poetry, with all the powerful colors and feelings of that immense lands. Enjoy them.

English: Red Bougainvillea in Malaysia

English: Red Bougainvillea in Malaysia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The news about the power situation

ends in mid-sentence.

Silence turns its head, tensed.

I begin the first of our long miscommunications.

We come out and fail to connect the Great Bear.

We learn to live with these unbearable disappointments anyway.

I smell the flower whose name you cannot recollect

and name it Silhouette

for shades inseminated those

though their pollen spread over the moon.

You say something about your dandruff problem in winter.

Since we know no other game you shake your head,

and I blow those white flakes toward the landscape.

They create a good snowfall simulation.

Imagine swirling in it.

Imagine something without any life being full of it.


The annals of my family,

stained by coffee and tannined,

rolls out its tongue

over the terrains of holding your mind

in small cups of unslept moments

dearly in need of siesta.

I remember how my feet fall asleep

on the couch smells of those years

being in a roomful of sitting pigeons,

and how you lift me on your latent palms,

carry me to our other room.

I know you will keep your sleep distant,

fidget with my father

and prepare our tomorrow.

Savoring Insecurity

The wire cuts my underfeet pink.

This- I feel most

while walking.

I sense the omnipresence of steel,

whose strength lies in its callousness.

At distance simmers the apparition of a bird.

At distance the apparition of hallucination

and I surrender one foot at a time to the wire.

What I do not feel has a Godlike effect on me.

It demands a blind leap

and does not care if I do.

Those Leftovers From Tomorrow

My father before an open window

and an empty dish

the leftovers from tomorrow shall fill.

Some lively sparrow needleworks on the ledge.

Somewhere inside our house’s entrails

my mother, incessant over a saying

she made long ago, keeps whispering-

Tomorrow you will thank today.

I named that sparrow once.

Now I do not know if the same bird hops

this morning before my father

who sometimes forgets my name

and call me- feather- a light feather,

rootless over the time and need.


There go my eyes

through the Bougainvillea

and the burning bushes

toward the house I dream

living for years

before the life infested this planet.

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Kushal Poddar (1977- ) resides in the city of Kolkata, India. Apart from poetries, he has written fictions and scripts for television mini-series as well. His English poems have been published in various online and print magazines all over the world. He is the author of “All Our Fictional Dreams” and been published in “Poor Poet’s Pantry: Collaborative Poems”. The forthcoming book is “Surviving Cyber Life” and “Five Poets: An Anthology”

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