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Location: Govindpur, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India

Ram Krishna Singh is an Indian poet and academic, whose main fields of interest consist of Indian English writing, especially poetry, and English for Specific Purposes, especially for science and technology. Born on 31 December 1950 in Varanasi, India, he has authored more than 160 research articles,170 book reviews and 45 books. His works have been anthologized in over 150 publications. Dr Singh's poems have been widely translated and explored in several M.Phil. and Ph.D. theses. Till recently,Professor of English at IIT-ISM, Dhanbad,he is now happily retired and pursuing his literary interests.

Saturday, May 01, 2021



So many times I chanted the prayer

from childhood to now that I forget

what I pray for or want, repeating 

mantras while walking at dusk or seeing

images on the lingam that stir

the flame Shiva harnesses deep within


my numbed feet stop before growling dogs

trained to ignore strangers whose lips don't utter

their names or who aren't free in leash like them

 I fail to filter the chasing darkness

 from roadside temple to Sarna Enclave


--R K Singh

 Published in CREATIVE FLIGHT Journal, April & October 2020



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