‘Barren Page’ by Aneek Chatterjee

I stitch words

for a ballad

& decorate these on my page 

When I open the page

It’s only a tabula rasa …

Where are my chosen words?

Where is my favorite


In utter disgust, I look up

The old ceiling laughs

with fugitive words; I command all

to jump to my page

In persiflage, the ceiling

vanishes into the blue

& I sit dark in a corner

Poet’s Bio: Aneek Chatterjee is a Poet and Academic from Kolkata, India. He has been published in reputed literary magazines and poetry anthologies across the globe. His poetry collections “Seaside Myopia” & “Unborn Poems and Yellow Prison” received attention of critics and readers. Chatterjee has a ph.d. in International Relations; and has been teaching in leading Indian universities. Dr. Chatterjee also taught at the University of Virginia, USA as a Fulbright Visiting fellow. He was a recipient of the ICCR Chair to teach at prestigious foreign universities. 

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