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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay


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What is your poetry?

Poetry communicates what nothing other than poetry can. We all have those unspoken stories, the resounding silence and the brilliance of darkness that defy the structures of prose. Some of us can have poetry to speak for us, like Suheir does. Some of us do not have it and read it to know that someone else has spoken for us.

Leonard Cohen said, 'Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.'

How well is your life burning? How much ash did it gather? What is your poetry?

Dedicated to my TED friend Jim Moonan.


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    Jun 7 2013: For those who aspire to learn the universe
    Or even join humans at the rank elite
    You must simply have the wisdom
    To know your moment
    And gracefully watch it flee
    Knowing all that you can say is
    I was a part of it
    You were a part of it faithful dog
    We were a part of it all

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