Invitation to Alienation by Suparna Ghosh

Poem title: Invitation to Alienation Poet name: Suparna Ghosh Poem: Each day my face a blank circle demands definition The other day the morning faded and the day progressed a waterfall swiped away all traces of the songs that were the sonata that is the hopes that are and the smiles that will be Yesterday I found half-eaten hives and hypes homes and tomes strewn in the shadowed circle Today the face erupted into a crowded market vendors vending their wares stalls replete with clothes and colour chatter and clamour clanging beads and glass bangles fingers freeing jewels trapped in boxes cardamoms crackling with black seeds and the blood of pomegranates dripping into jugs Tomorrow may bring an invitation to alienation Each day my face a blank circle demands definition and takes me on a journey End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Suparna Ghosh Previously published in Occasionally. A writer, painter and a former adjudicator, Suparna Ghosh has published three books of poetry and two musical CDs based on her poems. Her works have appeared in numerous national and international literary journals. Suparna has been featured in the award-winning 2022 anthology A River of Stars, Poets of the Vineyard, San Francisco; History of Contemporary Indian English Poetry; Poetcrit: Silver Jubilee Special on Post-1960 Indian English Poetry; Poetry and Poetics: Contemporary World Poets. In 2022, on the occasion of UNESCO World Poetry Day, her work was published in an anthology by Print Publications, India. A grand prize winning poem was choreographed and staged in California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Among other awards, including The Ontario Poetry Society contests, she was short-listed for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and published in their Global Poetry Anthology. She is one of the founding members of the Art Bar, the longest running poetry reading series in Canada. Her pen and ink drawings were selected for provincial and national painting competitions by the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. She has exhibited in Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Mumbai and New Delhi. Please visit