From Selected Poems by Joy Goswami

. . . The meteorites have fallen into the sea
Before that long tails of fire in the sky – blink
Before that trees land mountains in dazzling white flash – blink
Reptilian birds freeze as they fly
The earth’s end precisely one blink away
Since then, this is the dream every bird sees, before dying……

Surya Pora Chhai
(From Selected Poems by Joy Goswami, Translated by Sampurna Chatteji, Harper Perennial, 2014)

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