After Makeda Bizuneh, The Roofs in the Moonlight

Amlanjyoti Goswami

A thousand moons shine back

A universe in each


Hut with kitchen and kerosene

And kids at homework


The view from the mount

Is a glitter of glass


A light shines inside

To tell those awake


From all who lie dreaming

A tomorrow not yet born


A life outside

Breakfast, lunch and leisure


Fixed wages end of month

A telescope to see the moon.

Amlanjyoti Goswami’s recent collection of poems River Wedding (Poetrywala) has been widely reviewed.  His poetry has been published in journals and anthologies around the world. A Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee, his poems have also appeared on street walls in Christchurch, exhibitions in Johannesburg, an e-gallery in Brighton and buses in Philadelphia. He has reviewed poetry for Modern Poetry in Translation and has read in various places, including New York, Delhi and Boston. He grew up in Guwahati, Assam and lives in Delhi.