March 22, 2018

Three Poems by Debarshi Mitra: "Dawn," "Conquest," and "Ash"

Debarshi Mitra is a 22-year-old poet from New Delhi, India. His debut book of poems, "Eternal Migrant," was published in May 2016 by Writers Workshop. His works have previously appeared in the anthology "Kaafiyana," and in literary magazines, "The Scarlet Leaf Review," "Thumbprint,""The Punch Magazine" and "Leaves of Ink," among others. He was also runner-up in The Wingword Poetry Contest and recipient of the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize in 2017.



A nameless bird
circles overhead and then
suddenly disappears,
becomes a poem.


It is close to midnight,
someone knocks at your door,
finds it unlocked, sneaks in.
You forget your dreams.


At the library
you turn the pages
of a history book.
Smoke rises from a landfill.

Debarshi Mitra

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