Savita Singh

 

 

(India)

 

 

 

A day in Montreal

 

It is raining today

There is a heap of ice

On the soul of the city

Birds are assessing

Whether or not to come out

Squirrels are nowhere though

 

It is raining

Melting the city carefully

As tears wash pain

 

It is lonely in this building

And it is raining

 

 

 

Suffering

 

It is dark

Unsuccessfully dark

An eternity surrounded by

The ocean of unclear ideas

 

It is more than an evening now

And I, filled with bad wishes

For this world

Suffering,

At the moment

In the wickedness of my heart

 

 

 

Ruinous night

 

This night preys upon my dreams

A buffalo hunting me in some wild-field

Desecrating precious objects of my longing

Rebuking me

 

This night

Beautiful and contemptuous as death

Has entered the last hours of its betrayal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BIO

Savita Singh, a poet and political theorist has four collections of poetry published. Apart from being translated into many Indian languages, her poetry has been translated into many foreign languages such as French, German, Spanish and Dutch. She writes both in English and Hindi. She has also written fiction. She went to McGill University for her PhD. Her thesis was on the « Discourse of Modernity in India: A Hermeneutical Study. » She is a recipient of Hindi Academy Award and prestigious Raza Award for poetry. She is currently Professor in School of Gender and Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi.

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