Joy Goswami poems

Joy Goswami(10 November 1954 - / Kolkata / India)
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A Bathroom Fairytale

- by Joy Goswami 1

Lay yourself down, when you wish to be born lay yourself down
in a grassy field meadow pasture lay yourself down and say Ma Baba Ma Baba
Soon your body will become this tiny in the morning
Office-goers will see on the grass drops of dew
Your one drop will vanish with the warmth of the sun, go,
Go if you wish to be born say to the clouds Ma Baba Ma Baba
The clouds will hurl you from their womb such rain such rain such rain
Down below a beautiful maiden enters her bath in a roofless rented bathroom
Today there isn't enough tap water when the rain comes
Her joy as she embraces you to her bosom such love such love such love....

An Evening of Rain

- by Joy Goswami 1

An eye had wandered, to another's beloved, her leg.
When, carelessly, her sari lifted just a little -
Outside, the rain comes down. A lantern's been lowered underneath the table, in the dark
Now and then the fair lustre of a hidden foot drifts up...

The fault is not in the eye. There was no choice but to look.
Wasn't there? Why? -- Rainspray rushes in noisily
Wasn't there? Why? -- Flowering bushes leap on barbed wire
Wasn't there? Why? -- From the one who has no right
Everything is concealed by a fringe of embroidered lace...

Now the rain has stopped. Now she too has left the room.
Only, the breeze returns. Only, like the eye of a powerless man
From time to time the lantern beneath the table trembles.

[Translated from 'Ekti Brishtir Sandhya' (Bengali) by Oindrila Mukherjee]

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