Poetry

Cassandra, inverse

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Start believing that this world will return, 
It might help us: some unlearning this time.
How foolish is the sea? Do mountains learn?
Gravity forgive our treacherous rhyme!

Silence won’t answer, will leave it to us.
For reasons, like lovers, must disappear.
Mind floats, an empty boat, burnt stories, grass;
Breathing out some of this coldness we fear.

But, it all must end now, and end it must,
This heaving body, these forsaken streets,
Mirror each other in the rain and rust.
of death and gusts, and some unplanned retreats.
For words lose meaning and thoughts may resign,
The first lines were drawn to signal a sign.

Goirick Brahmachari’s debut collection of poems, For the Love of Pork (Les Editions du Zaporogue, Denmark) won the Muse India – Satish Verma Young Writer Award (Poetry) 2016. He is also the winner of the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize, 2016. Other collections of verses by Brahmachari include joining the dots, 2016, Wet Radio and Other Poems, 2017 and A Broken Exit, 2019. He is currently working on two collaborative volume of verses titled The Nightwalkers along with Debarshi Mitra and Non Tribal/ Tribal with Avner Pariat. His poems and essays have appeared in various journals, magazines, blogs and pamphlets.