Dr Santosh Alex 3 poems

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Dr Santosh Alex

Dr Santosh Alex  is the author of 41 books and is a Scholar in Translation, bilingual poet , widely published translator and a poetry curator from India. His books include poems, translations and criticism.  His poems have been translated into 30 languages world over.His poems have been published in International Poetry Anthologies like Sunrise from the Blue thunder(America), Hudson View( South Africa), Indo Australian Poetry Anthology( Australia), Poems for Hazara(Afghanistan), XX1st Century Literature(India), Salt Boundaries(Turkey) and other reputed English journals. His major works include two poetry collections in Malayalam titled Dooram(2008) and Njan Ninakku Oru Ghazal (2013), Three poetry collections in Hindi titled Panv Tale ki mitti (2013) and Hamare Beech Ka Maun (2017) Pitha Mere (2020 Long poem)and  one in English titled Alone with Everybody (2016).Dr Santosh Alex is enriching Indian Literature by means of translation and creative writing for the past two decades. He was awarded Pandit Narayan Dev Puraskaar(2004), Dwivageesh Puraskaar (2008), Thalashery Raghavan Memorial Poetry Award(2015), Sirjanlok Poetry Award(2015), Sahitya Ratna Puraskaar (2016)and Vitruso International Poetry Award (2018). He works as a Hindi Officer in a Research Institute in Cochin, kerala. He can be reached at drsantoshalex@gmail.com

Prayer

Cymbals
Rosary and
Cross are not needed.
A lit candle
A heartfelt word
will do.

Good men

The Messiah
and Socrates
were good men,
yet were killed.
I don’t wish to be good.

Search

I searched for you
on the dining table
You were distributing bread
to the multitudes .
I searched for you
in the church
You were shining
on the farmers’ body in the field
I searched for you
in the goat shed
You went in search
of the lost sheep.
I searched for you
at the border
You showed me a world

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