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Debasish Lahiri

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Debasish Lahiri has authored five books of poetry: First Will & Testament (2012), No Waiting like Departure (2016), Tinder Tender: Poems of Love & Loitering (2018), Poppies in the Post & Other Poems (2020), Paysages sans Verbes (2021) and Tether that Light (2022). Lahiri is currently on the editorial board of Gitanjali & Beyond (Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies). He is the recipient of the Prix-du Merite, Naji Naaman Literary Prize 2019.

Poems by Debasish Lahiri

The kingfisher’s daydream: rivers under the sun – 
     rain has crept up the daydream like an ant.
The kingfisher bites raindrops: it will rain fishes soon.

Debasish Lahiri

GALLERIES IN THE NIGHT Abandoned by all kindly lights To gnash their teeth In penumbras of their own making, What half-bitten talk Peoples the dark galleries Between masterpiece and masterpiece, Restrained...