About Jayanta Mahapatra


Jayanta Mahapatra Has written the following articles:


The Lost Children of America 

A Poem by Jayanta Mahapatra



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Posted in April 2004: Indian Poetry in English, PoemComments (1)

The Lost Children of America

Here

in the dusty malarial lanes

of Cuttack where years have slowly lost their secrets

they wander

in these lanes nicked by intrigue and rain

and the unseen hands of gods

in front of a garish temple of the simian Hanuman

along river banks splattered with excreta and dung

in the crowded market square among rotting tomatoes

fish-scales and the moist warm odour of bananas and piss

passing by the big-breasted, hard-eyed young whores

who frequent the empty space behind the local cinema

by the Town Hall where corrupt politicians still

go on delivering their pre-election speeches

and on the high road above the town’s burning-ground

from which gluttonous tan smoke floats up

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Posted in April 2004: Indian Poetry in English, Featured, PoemComments (0)