“Sirens and alarms don’t / stop us from being trapped in each other”
“Around her undressed neck / she wears a string.”
Utpal Chakraborty reviews Kiriti Sengupta’s collection of poems, Rituals.
“The limbo lies on the bed, / waiting to be nursed”
“I become irrational, / withdrawn and neurotic as the earth.”
’I want the carpenter / to fashion me a word-chair / to sit me down and calm me’
Translated from Bengali by Barnali Saha.