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Bucolic Bengal: Poems On Rural Life 

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal. It’s a collaborative work, featuring images by award-winning photographer Plabon Das.

Bucolic Bengal: Poems On Rural Life 
These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal. Plabon Das.

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal. It’s a collaborative work, featuring images by award-winning photographer Plabon Das: 


Crossovers recoup the breach
and water evokes 
figures of fellowship.   

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.

II 

Clay or cut — 
frolics do not cease 
over trifles. Riverside 
hosts the young as 
clouds burst into drizzles.  

 

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.

III

Kash reveals autumn. 
Fisher plies shallop to 
pluck the floating plenty.

 

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.

IV

Fancies fathom no ceiling. 
Can iris assess the zenith?
Kites are born of chimeras. 

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.


V

Travelers garner around the Baul. 
What does he chant?
Melody unfurls…

Govinda manifests across 
the bank of Ajay.  

III  Kash reveals autumn.  Fisher plies shallop to  pluck the floating plenty.

VI

Argil raises the hovel.
Bamboo and retted jute stem 
mould to model.

Owl assures daughter
acts like the goddess.   

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.

VII

Her gaze is fixed. 
Mien limns the reality. 

 

These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.These poems are based on the rural life of West Bengal.



(By Kiriti Sengupta)

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