Pranab Ghosh

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, writer, poet, translator and blogger. He runs a blog “Existential Problems”.

His poems and prose piece have been published and accepted by Dissident Voice, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Setu Magazine, Pangolin Review, Visual Verse, Memoryhouse Tuck Magazine, Transendent Zero Press, Scarlet Leaf Review, Literature Studio Review, Leaves of Ink, Hans India, etc.

He has coauthored a book of poems, titled Air & Age. He has to his credit a translation of a book of Bengali short stories. The title of the English translation is Bougainvillea and Other Stories. His second book of poems and first solo book “Soul Searching and Other Poems” (2017) has been published by Scarlet Leaf Publishing, Toronto. His third book of poems, Vision of the World and Other Poems, was published by Impspired Publishing and was released in November 2020. He is married and lives in Kolkata with wife, daughter and mother.

Love

  …L…O…V…E…
 A torn word
 Its letters lie
 Scattered
 In my heart.
  
 …L…O…V…E…
 A scar in my soul
 A drop of tear that
 Hangs from the eyelid.
  
 …L…O…V…E…
  A house of broken images
 A hint of a smile, here
 And there, curled lips…
 Forked tongues, a bindi
 On the forehead, bare back,
 Breeze embalming my
 Body, rain that lulls me
 To sleep. Your arms
 That rock the life out of me.
  
 …L…O…V…E…
 Passion
 Lust
 A demolition squad
 Hitting my heart. Hard! 

Broken Love

  Like a dream lost
 In the dead of night
  
 Like a drop of rain
 Halted mid-air
  
 Like fragrance of a flower
 That stops from reaching you
  
 Like a melody that
 Has never been sung
  
 Love pines in wilderness
 Falters
 Jumps
 And
 Then comes to a
 Grinding
 Halt.
  
 Life loses its measure
 In the labyrinth of time
 Hit by a deadly virus
 And its accompanying
 UNEMPLOYMENT. 

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