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Kashi, Ganga, a Dip and the Journey

Kashi, Ganga, a Dip and the Journey


A holy dip in Ganga,
that began with reluctance,
ended with funeral pyres
met with no resistance
for the acceptance
of truth – momentarily
the emotions of transcendence
overpowered the hazy intellect
soaked out and out in worldly glimmers.
Cans of caffeine, jokes on sex, lemon tea
on the ghats of Kashi
and riding back home amidst dense fog –
memories will clog,
the wisdom is long-gone!


A poem by
Alok Mishra

(recapitulating the visit to Varanasi (Kashi) in the end of December 2021)

Alok Mishra

First and foremost a poet, Alok Mishra is an author next. Apart from these credentials, he is founder & Editor-in-Chief of Ashvamegh, an international literary magazine and also the founder of BookBoys PR, a company which helps writers brand themselves and promote their books. On this blog, Alok mostly writes about literary topics which are helpful for literature students and their teachers. He also shares his poems; personal thoughts and book reviews.

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