Glassy Turf

Glassy Turf

not just the ear but the entire mass
responds to the periodic screams
latent in certain words and letters.

night breaks into tiny glass pieces
on the turf- dewdrops in its bones,
and hapless stars burn into ashes.

my hands never reach right down
to the guarded secrets, binding though,
plough the drift of the wet leaves.

round eyes hung in utter shame
people care for the deadly weapons,
to escape from the sickening roots.

silence resists the surge of inner life
smelling in dreary and buried memories,
harvesting on loose soils and red earth.

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About gopallahiri

Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. He has had five poetry collections in Bengali (mother tongue) and five collections in English. His poems appeared in print and electronic publications worldwide. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites and magazines.

2 thoughts on “Glassy Turf

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Glassy Turf ” , is one of those poems that rewards the reader with every subsequent re-reading.
    It possess a considered ,insightful.richly layered and interwoven allegorical narrative.

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  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for October 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is…”Kunjumon” by Reena Prasad…..In the Category of *** Highly Commended *** ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following……*”A Dog called Scotch” by Rahul Aithal*…*”An Evening Sonnet” by Safdar Bhatti*…*”Glassy Turf” by Gopal Lahiri*…*”Life” by Sarita Jenamani*…*”My Soul Song” by Joanne Gallagher*…*”October Feast” by Iulia Gherghei*…*”Oh My Poem” by Maaya Nair*…*”Plastic Bottle” by Srishti Sharma*…*”Remember Me” by Gina McKnight*…*”Simple Simon” by Maria Ni Mhurchu*…*”The Funeral” by Sana Rose*…*”To my Teacher,with love” by Geetha Ravindran*…..**The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for September/October is Rashmi Malapur **

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