(Art poem) She Made A Beautiful Video For Your Tube by Kushal Poddar

OI made an Ugly YouTube Video (1)ne thirteen years old asks: Am I ugly? 

Since I have no say, no minutiae,

I like her post. Hundreds like her post.

 

Imagine her standing between two mirrors,

light striking back and forth, thinning her

beyond frame, perception, silhouette.

 

Am I ugly? Asks a cloud freshly kneaded

from a flood. Am I ugly? Asks a bird.

I can see a rat’s tail hanging from its mouth.

 

The left mirror does not exist. It is

a shadow of the one on the right. 

The right mirror is a mirage. It casts

the light left over from the beauty’s erring side.

 
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(Art poem) The Perfect Birthday by Kushal Poddar

Artwork by Kushal Poddar

Artwork by Kushal Poddar

The little rant

sits by the window.

The little rant

ages by the window.

Her birthday,

just another day.

But at least she has this

window.

 

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(Meet Mago Contributor) Kushal Poddar

kushal bio picBorn in a warm corner of India, Kushal Poddar, a lone child brought up with only his shadow mates, began writing verse at the age of six. He adopted English, his second tongue, as the language to dream on. Widely published in several countries in prestigious anthologies such as Men In The Company of Women, Penn International MK, and Van Gogh’s Ear, he was also featuredby Tupelo Press in the Poem-a-Day project for the month ofDecember in 2013.  He has been interviewed and read his work in various radio programs in Canada and the United States.  Poddar collaborated with photographers for an exhibition in Venice, Italy, and with performers for several audio publications.  He has said that he believes “Poetry is a tool to arrest the vast beyond within the canvas of personal experience. To limit the limitless so our thirst and longing for it remains unquenched.”

Poddar currently lives in Kolkata and writes poetry, fiction and scripts for short films when not engaged in his day job as a counsel/lawyer in the High Court At Calcutta.  Forthcoming books are The Mood Study Of A Cold Cup and A Place For Your Ghost Animals.

We, the co-editors, contributors, and advisers, have started the Mago Web (Cross-cultural Goddess Web) to rekindle old Gynocentric Unity in our time. Now YOU can help us raise this torch high to the Primordial Mountain Home (Our Mother Earth Herself) wherein everyone is embraced in WE. There are many ways to support Return to Mago. You may donate to us. No amount is too small for us. For your time and skill, please email Helen Hwang (magoism@gmail.com). Please take an action today and we need that! Thank YOU in Goddesshood of all beings!

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