Author: Deeya Bhattacharya

Myriad Tales

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an intense poem about the inner turmoil, by Deeya, for Different Truths. Curses left me behind To float like blotches On skin Blindfolding me   Legends floated on Soda; it was a wild night And gruesome    Somebody shouted in the dark Pitchy like charcoal on a chilly night Of November Of swindling face […]

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Genesis

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an inward-looking, intense poem by Deeya, for Different Truths.  The river of mind Swift turquoise virulent Sings of phallus and sickness   Shimmering sands cajole The overriding spirit Clacking shoes like devils shriek   The Sonata  In the serenity of zeroness sucks   The river meanders  It flows virtually Never to make happen a […]

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Moon and Madness

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense, inward-looking poem, by Deeya, for Different Truths. The whining noon Eavesdrop on the dead shore Of your eyes, it saunters on The purring lips The death of my cat Is moon and madness to me?   The girl in satin  With auburn hair peanut eyes Speaks the Inca tongue I see death in her […]

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Durga, the Matri Shakti

Reading Time: 2 minutes  Deeya, a feminist poet, invokes Durga, the Divine Mother, the fountainhead of Shakti (Energy), in an intense poem, as the special feature, exclusively for Different Truths. The porous moon on the Ubiquitous sky of a placid evening Reflects the pool of waters and Madness in Durga’s eyes. The autumn blooms in her skin She […]

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Fear

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense, women-centric prose poem by Deeya, in Different Truths. Fear is unknown; I’ve felt it in my fingers and toes. I backpack it in my nightmares. The devil’s face in sickening colours engulfs my shadow. Lilacs hum a weedy tune. The livid Oracle smears my porous skin. Running past tunnels of thick darkness, a […]

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A Sublime Nature Poem

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn enigmatic poem by Deeya that celebrates nature, in Different Truths. Butterflies soak the sun radiating virgin dreams Butterflies soak the sun radiating virgin dreams on their wings colours descend from the morning sky myriad bees and wasps trumpets mysteries of the still air in touch-me-nots and marigolds The swerving sky on the mouth of […]

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Claustrophobia

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense and poignant prose poem by Deeya, in Different Truths. Pinned against a wall a moth flutters desperately. It isn’t his wall. I can wall up my desperateness well. His inadvertent fall might have been blue or green. Green relieves one’s senses. My senses can build up octaves well. Octave reveals themselves in blue […]

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The Revenge of Tashi

Reading Time: 2 minutesA bold and intense prose poem by Deeya, in Different Truths. Tashi breathes the mud of magic. The cold windy day translucently blows and his bones rattle against a tepid warmth hardly be called skin. His life on a raw afternoon, when the wind heads for north are bustling trees quietened to tragedy. The blatant nights and […]

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Desperate Lies

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense soulful poem by Deeya, in Different Truths. Always come to me in desolate nights when I speak the language of salt in the sea; of charcoal madness of brine in my hair the distant cry of a seagull on foam   Oh! Come on, the years spilt on your shoulders and breast of […]

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Missing on a Weekend

Reading Time: 1 minuteA bold prose-poem of Deeya, in Different Truths, set in the urban settings and sensibilities of the 21st century. Weekends are subterfuges in love, desire, pain. They are the extra toppings on the platter of life. Primroses bloom on Saturday evenings. Cigarette stubs flood Saturday evenings. They lie on ash-trays and etherise them. Mouth-watering delicacies arrive […]

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