Geet Chaturvedi

Geet Chaturvedi is a Hindi poet, essayist and novelist. He has authored nine books, including two collections of novellas, and two collections of poetry. His poems have been translated into nineteen languages. He was awarded Bharat Bhushan Agrawal Award for poetry, Krishna Pratap Award for fiction, Shailesh Matiyani Award for fiction, Krishna Baldev Vaid award for fiction, and named one of “Ten Best Writers” of India by the English Daily Indian Express. He has translated into Hindi poems of Pablo Neruda, Lorca, Adonis, Czeslaw Milosz, Adam Zagajewski, Bei Dao, Dunya Mikhail, Iman Mersal and Eduardo Chirinos. He lives in Bhopal, India.

Hope and Memory

Old love is like a veil, part sunk in the ground, part swaying in air. One can neither wrap it around oneself nor carry it along. Its shadow wavers on the sands of time.