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Partha Sarkar: the burnt globe and the pregnancy

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Art by Joseph Richkus 2024

The burnt globe and the pregnancy

by Partha Sarkar

 

Another glory. Another war.

 The clock silently keeps the grave busy.

As usual, the terrific market goes with confusion.

No lamentation in the festival in the morgue.

Here flees a truck (After a while, it will run with ice cream.)

Loaded with cold children.

No, I do not write monody.

 

I only watch

The burnt globe.

The silent pregnancy

 

And tell the piano to be played not by the fingers

But with the chirpings in the morning.

 

Squirrels will come to have their breakfast.

I keep biscuits for them.

 

Partha Sarkar is a resident of Ichapur, a small town of the province West Bengal of India. He is a graduate who writes poems that are inspired by the late Sankar.

Sarkar and his friends (especially Deb kumar Khan) protest against social injustice and crimes against nature. His poems have been in different magazines, both in Bangla and in English.

Joseph Richkus is an enthusiastic illustrator, photographer, writer, and reader. He has been an essential oil perfumer for more than 20 years, and has worked as a history teacher, chemist, security guard, and circus canvasman. He bemoans the limits of time and regrets that he is not 10 people, one of whom would happily devote every waking hour to reading the Sunday New York Times. 

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2024