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Morning Raga

By Shome Dasgupta

PROMPT — Who am I today?

I've heard through stories about my ancestors— they told—a petal can sing a song from before existence— now as I look upon time and see a rhythm—a melody, I listen to a voice, a voice born from a petal, one no longer here—living before us, after we forget our past


Shome Dasgupta is the author of seven books, including The Seagull And The Urn (HarperCollins India), the recently released Spectacles (Word West Press), and the forthcoming poetry collection, Iron Oxide (Assure Press). He lives in Lafayette, LA and can be found at and @laughingyeti.


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