Word Play Wednesday: Dying With A Little Patience by Abhijit Sarmah

Welcome to Word Play Wednesday!
Word Play Wednesday is a weekly feature of written and spoken word poetry. I will be sharing my written and spoken word poems in addition to poems by other wonderful Poets both past and present. If you are interested in sharing some of your poetry, feel free to buzz me and we can work something out.
I hope that you enjoy reading and listening to our thoughts, feelings and rants and in many ways relate to some of them.



This week, I will be sharing my thoughts on an anthology by Abhijit Sarmah titled ‘Dying With A Little Patience’.

I received a copy of this anthology from the author and I would like to say a big thank you to Abhijit for honoring me with one. This is the second anthology I have read by the author. You can check out my review of that book HERE .

This new short collection is a harem of emotions, feelings and soul that carries the reader into the realms of love, hurt, pain and peace. The poems are memorable like stories that take space in your mind which sometimes paint vivid pictures of what was or what is and can be. As a poet it was a delightful quick read and I highly recommend it to all poetry lovers. I had several favorites but this was the best of the best;

I won‟t take off your shirt
Or brassiere, or say, step-in
right away—
I am not that kind of a man
(you‟d know only if
you go by the kinds schoolgirls discuss
over plain tea and pancakes
on Mondays)
I (perhaps) won‟t even touch you
until I can forget every damn city that
has destroyed me in every possible way,
and, until you can make my palms feel
like palms again.
I will wait or paint you
in passive sentences, if possible in moments.
I‟ve broken enough women with
the slightest of touch, you see—
I will be insanely considerate.
I might search for bruises a while later
and, measure you in
nights and white oleanders.
And, if it turns unbearable, I might even
play some Franklin or, tell you about
that one time a man in a dream
smothered me with elm
and renamed me.
I will ask about your lovers. I might cry all night.
I won‟t take off your shirt
Or brassiere, or say, step-in
right away—
I am not that kind of a man

Abhijit Sarmah – ‘Dying With A Little Silence’

Rating: 4 Stars

Published: January 15th 2020 by Abhijit Sarmah Books

Pages: 44

Genre: Poetry

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