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.
…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!
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.