Eclipse Under the Bamboo *
Copyrighted © 21 June 2020 by
Somak Raychaudhury. All rights reserved.
bamboo trees scatter
a litter of eclipses
a carpet of smiles
is Director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)
in Puné, India, and Visiting Researcher in the Astrophysics and Space Research
Group at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He teaches Astrophysics in
the IUCAA-NCRA Graduate School. His Curriculum Vitae, list of publications, and
research interests are available at his website:
poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry
magazines such as Concho River Review, Failed Haiku, Harbinger Asylum, KYSO Flash,
MacQueen’s Quinterly, Poetry24, The Legal Studies Forum, and Visions
International; as well as in several anthologies, including Faery
Footprints (Fae Corp Publishing), Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku &
Haiga (Dos Gatos Press), Texas Poetry Calendar (Kallisto Gaia Press),
Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (Mutabilis Press), and
His poem “Viewing the Dead” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Two of his
poems appear in
Silent Waters, photographs by George Digalakis (Athens, 2017).
He is the author of two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web (Bear House
Publishing, 1990) and Fire and Shadows (Legal Studies Forum, 2008) (offprint).
Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found on his website, 4P