Aparajita Dutta

Aparajita Dutta is a writer, poet, social activist and a research scholar from Kolkata, India. She has completed her M.Phil in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University in 2015. She has been the contributing author of Tell Me a Story, published by Penguin India. Aparajita has written for other books, magazines, and websites as well. Her interests are football, gender rights, disability, and translation. Samples of her writing can be found on her blog: www.crystallasia.wordpress.com.

Fall Colors

Fall colors play my fantasy

a reality once lost in vanity.

My winter sword honors my lips

A long wait for your kiss.

I Need You

I need you

when the purple sky

Paints dreams and I

try to reach out to

the Diorama.

Musings of a Poet

Musings of a Poet

In the luxury of reveries and a heart, melting like chalk dust, the day grinned to an unfaithful dusk.


My reincarnation

A psychedelic self, aborted in four walls

Jealousy ….

Jealousy ....

Jealousy is a broken cupboard

Old Clothes fitted in

My seamstress’ nightmare.

do you know the song of the rusty needle?

Ma, Spinsterhood, He and Us

My spinsterhood
will miss you Ma,
in times of fright
when my hand quivers,
like dreams turned into paintings,

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