• ramdas

    by raghubir sahay transcreated into english from the hindi original by shyamal bagchee this was a wide street (nearby there were narrow lanes too –as there always are) the day was overcast, dusky and ramdas was, well, sort of indifferent to it all: his end had come or it was getting close, after all hadn’t …

  • october

    this fall the rain falls on so many rusty leaves on ground fallen from branches now bare and dark falls on roots gone to sleep in certain circles it is suggested that things might sprout again soon in this spare season false [First published in Swansea Review, UK]

  • danse russe

    —with apologies to William Carlos Williams he, fifty some, (no happy genius of his household) performing awkward ballet does strange study of geography in front of bathroom mirrors what he easily had not such a long while ago taut skin supple joints he must now discover by fitful ocular proof locate through careful scrutiny stretches …

  • being 49 at russell square

    i have been here before sometimes alone or my wife with me or we with our children; but never before at age forty-nine this unremarkable cuspy year and all by myself the place hasn’t changed much a scattering of oversized pigeons abundant roses, degenerate on straggly bushes unkempt overall like my thoughts this june mid-morning …