How Many Wars

How Many Wars

How many wars were fought  Between India and Pakistan?  Except the red bloody tears Nothing else was floated in the war  Did Nehru taste the death?  Or did his relatives die? How many days did soldiers  Fight in the flagship of Kargil war?  Except the coffin boxes  Nothing else was found in the war The…

Two Poems by Joy Goswami

Two Poems by Joy Goswami

Thousands of corpses, wars Rise towards the past Peaks tipped with frost Behind them the little houses sit Their lights on For the men they have lost * The last fatigue of hunger, salt, the last drop of sleep — War, the last sport Last-blood drips into the sky — gorged on blood The sun…

The Shadow Warriors

The Shadow Warriors

  On television studios they scream and shout. The crisscrossing visage grows long and short defacing the ugly patterns beneath a 1959 TIME cover that hangs on my 2016 minimalist wall A young Dalai Lama looks on in wonder, is he thinking of the mule he rode to India? The men, yes it's always the…