Poem by Pijush Kanti Deb


The Jumping Tongues and The Stony Ears

Encircling a building
a hot chain of dry tongues
starts shouting
sitting on an unrecognized demand
compelling the stony ears,
settled inside the building
and lying on their pride and contumacy,
to stand up on their own toes,
protruding their eyes to a guillotine
beheading some ugly images by turn
resembling their own images
reflected from their own mirrors.
Snail gets salt at last
to contract its expanded confidence
stretching the ears up
to the jumping tongues
and allows them to penetrate
the stoic wall of resistance
to snatch even the brain out of the circuit
for its washing and painting
as per their own tastes and preferences.


Photography © TJ Edson
Photography © TJ Edson


Pijush Kanti Deb is a new Indian poet with more than 225 published or accepted poems and haiku in more than 68 nos of national and international magazines and journals like Down in the dirt, Tajmahal Review, Pennine Ink, Hollow Publishing, Creativica Magazine, Muse India, Teeth Dream Magazine,Hermes Poetry Journal, Madusa’s Kitchen,Grey Borders,Dead Snakes, Dagda Publishing, Blognostic and many more. • His first poetry collection, Beneath The Shadow Of A White Pigeon, was published by Hollow Publishing.

TJ Edson is the Art Director of Oddball Magazine and a volunteer at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery. He has also had work appear recently in Boston Compass.



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