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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Sekhar Banerjee is a Pushcart Award nominated poet. The Ferngatherers' Association (2021) is his latest collection of poems. He has been published in Indian Literature, The Bitter Oleander, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Lake, Kitaab, Better Than Starbucks, Thimble Literary Magazine, The Tiger Moth Review, Outlook and elsewhere. He has a monograph on an Indo-Nepal border tribe to his credit. He hails from Jalpaiguri - an old tea town in sub-Himalayan West Bengal.

Sekhar Banerjee

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Eucalyptus trees trap autumn
with brown leaves
in the middle of a forest
The leafless branches hold up
a blue sky above their heads
The ant finds its shadow unharmed