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.

Dream Stealer

My dream has slept

With a stranger

And given birth to

Non-existent memories

 

I go to sleep dreaming of

YOU

 

But in sleep I see

DARKNESS

All around

 

You have stolen my

Dreams

And loveless I pine!

Empty Life!

Step by step you

Are taking me

Away from you,

Your life and

Your times

 

Step by step

I am receding.

 

Step by step.

 

You visited me the

Night before

 

Your soul consummated

Mine

And now I stare at the

Empty body with

Hatred in my

Eyes,

My body

My flesh

 

Am I not rotting?

Poetry Incarnate

From a distant land

A fragrance floats in

 

Taking on its path

Unseen dreams and hopes

 

To mesmerize me beyond

Measure. The story though

Remains untold.

 

Life flows by

River flows by

The souls are kissed

The banks get moistened

 

And a dream away you

Stand, poetry incarnate.

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