Resistance Poetry

Three Poems

The sky mourns at the roof of my mouth.
I want you
but the sea more.
Stained lens of our ancient camera, look!
Shadows dissolve in the
walls of incongruent grief,
none captured…

Resistance Poetry

Three Poems

Bhumi sent me many things
Toffee, slate pencil, kittens
So I wired some money
To her core
Which didn’t reach,
But a tumbler of steel, bobbed
Up and down
From primordial well
Into that abyss of metal…

Resistance Poetry

Two Poems

It’s the taste of an aftermath. The tang of lime soaked in ashes. A flavour that’s unrealized, an overdose of hot afternoon, grief with hands of a gravedigger, gumboots in a coal mine, cigarettes’ butt, an infant ‘s shrill whine, the silence of a fluttering butterfly, the abandonment of love but not hope…

Resistance Poetry

Three Poems

I pluck sadness out of me
and plant it into the earth of His heart.
I don’t wish to find it hovering above
in the eagle circling in the thermals
or the sun’s mystifying halo…

Resistance Poetry

Two Poems

What else? Ghee, puffed wheat,
semolina, cigarettes, 200 cartridges,
spare hookah pipes, rifle-cleaning cloth,
malted Horlicks, Tiffin tins
a little stained by blood and mud. What else…

Resistance Poetry

Testimony

Testify
That you have lived through
the barren Fall
Testify
That the flow of time
was treacherous then,
Strong was the tide
and hard to swim against…

Poetry

A Poem

Tejasvi Saxena  Tejasvi is a bilingual poet and writer, thinker and a photography enthusiast from New Delhi. His areas of […]