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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 10 2013: I hope when you remember
    And tell new friends of me
    That you tell them that you love me
    And for all eternity

    I always held you tight
    And twice i let you go
    But i held onto the memories
    More than you'll ever know

    I smile every time i think of you
    But i miss you more each day
    Because you'll always be the best
    In every single way

    I miss my lovely grass
    And flowers that never settle
    But ill always miss you
    Because i love you petal

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