The Song’s Over: Remembering Pink Floyd

You look back…
You look for…

The time

Underneath the
Writing desk

And find smoke
Spiraling out of
The rifer…

Satanic Verses…

Time stoned,
Tugs at your
Soul and your
Heart bleeds…

Memories crush out
Crash in
Get jumbled
And you walk
Closer towards death
And strike the rewind button…

The song plays
The sun rises

Nothing had been
Over, ever


As if, births and deaths
Were immaterial

You look into
The roots of
Creation and find
A ticking heart
Pumping blood into
The veins of civilization
That destroys itself
Before and after


Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, writer, poet, translator and blogger. His blog is “Existential Problems”. His poems and prose have been published by several on=line publications including Dissident Voice, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Setu Magazine, Pangolin Review, Visual Verse, etc. Pranab has coauthored a book of poems, titled Air & Age; a translation of a book of Bengali short stories, “Bougainvillea and Other Stories” (English translation title). His second book of poems and first solo book, “Soul Searching and Other Poems” (2017), was published by Scarlet Leaf Publishing, Toronto. His second collection of poems, “Vision of the World and Other Poems”, was published by in November 2020. Read other articles by Pranab.