Poetry ~ Kushal Poddar


I hope

your girl’s name does not have

an ‘S’ beginning.

His mother suffered a sister-in-law.

She blacklisted the names with S.

His father too has an S name.

Yesterday’s rain raised the snakes.

They hiss beneath the windows,

in the garden.

Kushal Poddar (1977- ) resides in the city of Kolkata, India. Apart from poetries, he has written fictions and scripts for television mini-series as well.His English poems have been published in online and print magazines all over the world. He is the author of “All Our Fictional Dreams” and has been published in “Poor Poet’s Pantry: Collaborative Poems”. The forthcoming book is “Surviving Cyber Life”.


5 thoughts on “Poetry ~ Kushal Poddar

  1. This poem makes me realise the reality and the stupidity of prejudice. For me, I love the play on the extension of the hiss and the visions of evil that come to me from snakes linked to prejudice and the subtle link back to the Garden of Eden (in my mind anyway)…

  2. Thought this a very smart way to point the finger back at us, and how foolish we can be. It spoke to me on a level beyond poetry…perhaps touching that humanity that we pride ourselves on.

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