Friday, July 24, 2015

Pijush Kanti Deb Returns!

This evening I'd like to post a few new poems by the widely-published Indian poet Pijush Kanti Deb, author of Beneath the Shadow of a White Pigeon.  Enjoy!

A Favorable Decision
             Composed By Pijush Kanti Deb
Finally the bell is rung
and my peace loving sagacity wakes up
with a favorable decision
of conducting an aerial journey
up in the sky towards the Sun-
the super-superlative,
to maintain a touching distance
between me and the king of light
resulting in
the empowerment of my prayer to the sun
to pull down the super-luminous
nearer to my sweat producing firm
for making my groaning face visible
to my colleagues, friends and neighbors
and to push up the super-fire too
far away from my paradise-
built on and collocated by my blood and sweat
for making  my smiling face invisible
to avoid the hazardous heart-burning
on the part of both-
me and my known and unavoidable counterparts.

The Substitute Shadow
          Composed by Pijush Kanti Deb

A maturing fruit-
just start floating on youthful color,
longs for a beautiful umbrella-
an independent substitute
of the cool shadow of its native tree
and some mad moments too
to enjoy or suffer with no prohibitions
revealing the growing masculinity of the fruit
and  its irresistible longing for new to accept
rejecting the old – maybe made of gold
and one day  the shadow of the tree
becomes narrower
than the fruit’s ever-widening curious eyes
resulting in
fruit-shedding and a loneliness
rewarded by the dancing fruit to the tree
forgetting the wild flow of capricious wind
though defeated by the tree
yet proves to be an expert
in snatching the colorful umbrella from the fruit.

Composed by Pijush Kanti Deb

It would have been better
if tension were a stock-
once goes then never comes back again.
Alas !
It’s a flow on the contrary,
it keeps coming
dancing on the floor of  flow
to trample the soft brains down
tempting an ordinary to opine,
‘’ It is not to take but to give’’
and  thus it’s born in every moment
and an extra-ordinary to challenge,
‘’ It’s to take, check and search out
its self-destructive button’’
and hence it dies
in every next moment
for replacing itself by a new born tension.

Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band's version of "Brilliant Corners" goes well with Pijush's poem "Tension":

Here Motian plays "Lonely Woman" with Charlie Haden and Geri Allen:

The Paul Motian Trio recorded a song called "India":

I wanted to make sure that we had a song that referenced the sun, so here is Takuya Kuroda's "Everybody Loves the Sunshine":