Poetry Showcase: Kushal Poddar (April 2023)

Fevers of the Mind


The author of ‘Postmarked Quarantine’ has eight books to his credit. He is a journalist, father, and the editor of ‘Words Surfacing’. His works have been translated into twelve languages.

Twitter- https://twitter.com/Kushalpoe

An Ode to Nothing

On the road the morning besoms
hum Horatian odes to the leaves and blossoms
fallen. The night passed belonged to a storm. 
An ant leads and follows, the marching of one.

I know what these remind and I cannot recall.
A car stalls at the red; no other vehicle
rolls from that side or from this,
but the signal stays static. 

The First Blood You will not realise the first born, a river with two blind ends, spreads like a lake unless you fly high and see the body of truth with the drone-eyes. He opens the door for the house. Others have so many chores. He grins, welcomes the folks visiting and…

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