Migratory Birds

Migratory Birds

We
the migratory birds
are here this season
thinking
we will fly back to our home
for sure!
No one knows
which invisible cage
imprisons us!
And the flight begins to die slowly
in our wings.
Some of us are drawn
with the chain
some lag behind
in the swamp.
No sun, no earth
where to look at
what to look for?
Lost souls.
How shall we reach the threshold
of our home with crumbling selves?
…The next season is never our own
and every season
makes mouths at us!
 
Speaking_2                           Speaking To The Winds (p.37, 1982 Third Eye Publications Inc. )
 
 
 

 

 

The following article is recently found:

43. “Essential Migration: A Study of Surjeet Kalsey’s “Migratory Birds”” in Ideal Partnerships : Canada and India – 2013 New Dreams, New Challenges (ISBN 978-93-808000-21-9) Edited by S.Mary Hemalatha and S.Ganesan Published by Q-Publications, Coimbatore (September 2013).

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Seekers are able to unearth the hidden treasure.

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SAL

 South Asian Literature Celebrations in Toronto 30 September -02 October 2011
 
 South Asian Literature (SAL) the term was coined in late seventies when immigrants from South Asian origin were settling in Canada and North America and bringing with them a rich tradition of their literature, art and culture. Writers who were writing in Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali and many other South Asian languages came together to present their writings in English to the main stream audience as well as to share their writings with Canadian English writers.
1974 – 1980 First Attempt
Contemporary Literature In Translation
Glimpses of Twentieth Century Punjabi Poetry – An Anthology in English Translation
 
Second Attempt – 1980 – 1983
Survey -Canadian South Asian Literature in different languages across Canada conducted by Dr. Swanda Sugunasiri of Toronto
Canadian Punjabi Literature Research and Survey conducted by Surjeet Kalsey of Vancouver
Toronto South Asian Literature Conference 1983 – First Survey/Research presentation.
The Toronto South Asian Review – Magazine of literature
 
2009 – 25th Anniversary of Canadian South Asian Literature and Art celebrated in Toronto
 
2011 – Festival of South Asian Literature and Art celebrated in Toronto. 
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