By Bhaskar Chakraborty
Translated by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Outside, fitful moonlight

Our dream-train has halted at our courtyard –

Come, pull out from beneath the bed

My broken suitcase –

All night long over the bridge – come – our old shoes

Will lie in our motionless bathroom

The approaching Adivasis will only take us further in

Bhaskar Chakraborty is a Bengali poet and writer.

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee is a poet, writer, translator, and political science scholar. His poems have appeared in The London Magazine, New Welsh Review, Rattle, The Fortnightly Review, Elohi Gadugi Journal, Mudlark, Metamorphoses, Modern Poetry in Translation, Forth Magazine, George Szirtes’ Blog, and elsewhere. His first collection of poetry, Ghalib’s Tomb and Other Poems (2013), was published by The London Magazine. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of Culture and Creative Expressions at Ambedkar University, New Delhi.