Dr Santosh Alex(India) is the author of 34 books and is a bilingual poet , widely published translator and a poetry curator from India. His books include poems, translations and criticism. His poems have been translated into 25 languages world over.His poems have been published in International Poetry Anthologies. His major works include two poetry collections in Malayalam titled Dooram(2008) and Njan Ninakku Oru Ghazal (2013), Two poetry collections in Hindi titled Panv Tale ki mitti (2013) and Hamare Beech Ka Maun (2017).
The loss of the brother
And sister still bothers me.
Were not homes anymore
At night we used candles
In the morning the sounds of gunfire
I asked God for
Yet another day
so that again Shikara
Will be full of passengers
Khawa is sold by the shopkeeper and
Pigeons throng the premises of Hazrath bal.