Preetinicha Barman (1982) is an educator, a poet and a Classical Manipuri dancer. She teaches English Literature at Women’s College, Shillong. She has conducted research on the plays of Girish Karnad and the novels of Orhan Pamuk, for which she has been awarded M. Phil. and Ph. D. degrees respectively. She has published her poems in reputed poetry journals like, Muse India, Peregrine Muse etc. Barman writes poems in English, Assamese and Rajbanshi, her native dialect, as well as translates Rajbanshi poems into English. Aiyor Photok is the collection of her self-composed poems in Rajbanshi. She has also published a number of articles in many journals and book volumes.
A Dream of Youth
When we meet, we’ll fly together
caressing each other
with our enthralling beak,
We’ll sing the half-elapsed song
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We’ll territorialize the sky,