Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
LOST THE WAY
Has poetry lost her way?
Have the poets lost their way?
If one’s daily boring work is a dry desert,
oasis- the entertainment is TV, rock-pop, chatting...
The creative appearance of an oasis never coincides
with the creative appearance of poetry.
Who will listen to poetry?
Who will listen to the poets?
I fear, if poetry loses her way in midst of a dry desert.
I fear, if the poets sink in the quicksand.
My desert has an oasis- poetry.
Will it provide shade to a weary traveler?
I never know,
I wish to keep poetry alive,
in her heart I want to remain alive.
© 2020 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee