Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Few Lines Written on a SoJourn to a Country by Moinak Dutta


Few lines written on a sojourn to a country
By Moinak Dutta

The sprawling fields green came open
To us once we moved through the forest
Cottages that stood in the day's flame
Looked like perfect places to rest,
The rhythmic beats of drum
Filtered through foliage thick
And as they to us did come
We thought what was that music,
And then the day gradually waned
As wane our minds and limbs
We thought of all that had been profaned
And basked in light as it seems,
Then we felt the silence of those ageless trees
And the breeze running through them with ease.


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About Moinak…
Born on 5th September, 1977, he has been writing poems and stories from school days; completed postgraduation in English. Presently engaged as a teacher of English. Many of his poems and stories are published in national and international anthologies, magazines and also dailies including The Statesman (Kolkata edition), World Peace Poetry Anthology (United Nations), Setu, The Indian Periodical, Pangolin Review, Tuck Magazine,  Duane's Poetree, Tell Me Your Story (literary and travel magazine), The Literary Fairy Tales, Defiant Dreams (a collection of stories on women empowerment published by Readomania, New Delhi ), etc.

Moinak is a writer of reviews of books, among which notable are: The Upanisads (translated by Valerie J. Roebuck) which can be found at www.blogapenguinindiaclassic.blogspot.com and the review of The Ballad of Bapu (written by Santosh Bakaya). Written some essays and articles on education and literature and other topics which had been published in both e- books/e - journals (like Cafe Dissensus) and as printed books/papers (like Amalgamation of Social Media and Literature: Pros and Cons, published by Viswa Bharati Research Centre and Sahitya Anand). He is first full-length English (genre: literary/romance) fiction Online@Offline had been published in 2014, by Lifi Publications. His second fiction (genre:  literary/quest) titled In Search of la Radice was published in 2017 by Xpress Publications. Also worked as an editor of a poetry collection titled Whispering Poeisis, which had over one hundred poems from sixty poets from different parts of India and abroad, published in 2018 by Poeisis. Presently working on his third literary fiction, Moinak loves to do photography apart from listening to music and watching films and traveling.

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