Madhu Gangopadhyay

Madhu Gangopadhyay hails from India. Her passion for writing began when she was in school. She loves to pen down her musings at random moments. She is fiercely passionate about poetry and short stories, and her penchant for mythology can be seen in her works. She conveniently explores all the genres of poetry writing and has written on a plethora of topics. She has a Master of English Literature degree from Calcutta University and a bachelor’s degree in Education. She has been in the education industry for two decades now. She has also been a content developer and has designed academic course books for senior school students and colleges. A soft skills trainer, motivational speaker, and an avid social worker: she is also an exponent of Indian classical dance forms. Currently she is pursuing MA in Psychology. She writes under the pen name #madmusings. Her works have been published in many international anthologies, ezine and webzines. Her poems have also been translated into Albanian, Spanish. Turkish and Persian languages.


And then amidst the clamor of prayers 
And chittering of the birds
God bled!
And the pole star like the midwife
Brought out the child,
Night was born!


That duffle bag in the attic
Gasping under the weight of dust
Still holds your smell! 
The other day I had opened it 
Your body mist had spilled in it 
The one you had bought,
On our last trip to Italy. 
I always envied your taste!
My mind all muddled now.
Did you buy that for he liked it?
Yet you had rested your head 
On my chest. I was lost in the fragrance!
Believe me, I didn’t realize my love had 
I wish I had trodden carefully
The bug could have been alive!
Alas, me and my Kafkaesque life!

11 thoughts on “Madhu Gangopadhyay

  1. Unique metaphorical usage of
    God to a woman and polestar to a midwife is something that’s really quite bold. It kindled my imagination and am trying to visualise it 🤣

    Being an ardent fan of Kafka, the poetry made me read Metamorphosis again.


  2. One of the finest…your work has the charm n romance of Victorian. Era …keep Writing..Keep Shining 🌟..More strength to u


  3. I love that you write with such elegance,it makes me think deeply about everything .So well articulated ! No words just applause .Keep writing ….Love you ..


  4. Absolutely great dear Madhu, love going through your poems. Feel so proud of your achievements, even in the fact we belong to the same school. Praying that the Almighty will bless you in abundance ❤️❤️


  5. A truly special piece, Mrs. Gangopaadhyay..
    Easily relatable to most people. Enjoyed reading it. Looking forward to more.


  6. Elegant. The thought of pole star being the midwife for the birth of night is creative.
    Keep writing more gems Madhu


  7. The finesse and creativity in your works are stupendous. Always enjoy reading your ‘musings’ dear Madhu. (Madhubala 🤗). Those who know you personally, are all proud of your achievements. Keep shining & keep writing. A big Up ✅


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