Jaydeep Sarangi

Emptying My Light

Long wait, after mute sleepless waiting
silence gathered in both hands.

When the storm is over, after an earthquake
a lonely mirror is weaving the net.

Holding truth fagging it up, re-enacting
an old play after a spell of love making.

Trees wearing the spirit
the rice has got strange wings.

Memory carries me to strange lands
wild as Nataraj against a darkening cloud.

Rain breaking everything,
all laws, only wishes.

I’m held by new promises
with colours of soft morning rain.

My horse is waiting
Outside uncertain faiths.

Blue waters of oceans
Keep me a stranger in the house.

Someone is watching me, always
From close quarters of life.

I may leave this unseen, beyond words
All wishes may go, but for my gentle Dulung.


Jaydeep Sarangi is a bilingual poet with nine collections. Sarangi has read his poems in different parts of the globe. His later readings were at Flinders University, University of Western Australia, University of Wollongong, Perth Poetry Club(Australia), University of East Anglia(UK) and University of Rezeszow(Poland). With Rob Harle, Sarangi has edited six poetry anthologies of poems from Australia and India. He is a professor of English and principal at New Alipore College, Kolkata.