POEM Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

NWR Issue 115

Our Schizophrenia

Adieu, Derek Walcott: 23 January 1930–17 March 2017

I who have cursed
The drunken officer of British rule, how choose
Between this Africa and the English tongue I love?
Derek Walcott, ‘A Far Cry from Africa’, 1962

From the black shores of Saint Lucia
The sea is still blue for a black man.
Poetry, like the sea, often arrives from
Other shores, and we catch it in our
Salad days with hook, line and sinker;
We bait poetry like fish.

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee is a poet, writer and political science scholar. His poems have appeared in the London Magazine, New Welsh Review, Rattle, Mudlark, and the Indian Quarterly, among others. He teaches poetry at Ambedkar University, New Delhi.

Want to read the full article? Go to our online shop where you can buy an individual issue or take out a subscription to NWR, saving £3.98 on the cover price. Prices start at £16.99 for three issues via Direct Debit, including p+p (UK only).



       


previous poem: Folk Tale
next poem: Drunk in Bed with a Book on Evolutionary Psychology



KEEP IN TOUCH



A brief note on copyright:all authors have given permission for their work to appear online on New Welsh Review's website. Copyright remains with the author. If you wish to reproduce part or all of any article then the permission of the author must be sought, and the author and New Welsh Review credited accordingly.

Contact us:Registered Office PO Box 170, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1WZ - Telephone 00 (44) 1970 628410 admin@newwelshreview.com
© New Welsh Review Ltd, all rights reserved - Registered in England and Wales - Registered number: 02493828
Website design: mach2media and mopublications      Website development: Technoleg Taliesin Cyf.

Administration