The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Fiction from Mexico City

Aditya Prasanna Bhattacharya: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Aditya Prasanna Bhattacharya (India)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 41

 

Threadbare carpet

Threadbare carpet. Waves of dust. 
Bars and chains. Shades of rust. 


Cries of red. Voiceless fears. 
Eyes that shed. Noiseless tears. 

Words of old. Silly rhymes.
Shards of gold. Gilded dimes. 

Abrupt use. Write a verse. 
Tie it loose. Can't do worse. 

Glory song. Hero of death.
Charon's gong. Bloodsoaked wreath.

Steaming ships. Float away. 
Gleaming whips. Hail the day.

Ask the soul. If it stays. 
Bask and roll. Sunny days. 

Walk with ink. Worn out shoes.
Learn then sink. We are Muse.

About the Poet

Aditya Prasanna Bhattacharya is a 17 year-old student from Kolkata, India, studying in St. Xavier's Collegiate School. He has been writing poetry for a year or two.

Image: "Carpet Scretch" by Diego da Silva.