April 24, 2012

One poem by Sreemanti Sengupta

Sounds and Silences

Silence hung from the clothesline
Hung there to dry
The tears of the housemaids
Who toiled and soiled in the kitchen
Stretched evenly out on the sunny terrace
Silence dripped of stale gossip
And made a rude face at the harems
Where the maids retired to have their due

Silence sedated the iron gates
Silence rung of Silence

Sreemanti Sengupta is an advertising copywriter based in Kolkata, India. She has been writing in her vernacular (Bengali) and English ever since she can remember. Her poetry and prose pieces have been published previously in various anthologies and online journals. She celebrates 'the word' as a tool for profound change in all planes of existence.

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