Poetry at Sangam



“A ghost has no woman to mate with…” by Joy Goswami

(Translated from the Bengali by Sampurna Chattarji.)

A ghost has no woman to mate with.
And so, one hand on the sun, one on the moon
He wants to mate with the earth, penetrating
Active volcanoes about to burst—
When the clouds crack open you can hear it—
The tongueless lovecry of his ungratified thirst.