Letter of Sorrows

This letter of sorrows
this unholy drift
this whirlpool of massacre
this sordid rift
what is in death
makes it alluring,
race and kindred
so bewildering
prayers will continue
as they must
take out the dagger
break the bust
images are hollow
seekers are none.

This summer of sorrows

Ananya S Guha lives in Shillong in North East India. He has been writing and publishing poetry for the last thirty years, and his poetry has appeared in numerous online publications. He holds a doctoral on the novels of William Golding and currently is a senior academic in India's Indira Gandhi National Open University. Read other articles by Ananya S..