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I am a teacher in Canada, Creative writing is my passion. My early years were spent in India, and some later years in the Middle East. I am finally settled in Canada, and enjoying my teaching profession. Writing is my first passion, but I also learn, practise and enjoy music and art. I am an avid reader from my early childhood - I read both epic and modern writers - from Iliad, Odyssey and Shakespeare to P.G. Wodehouse, to Elena Ferrante and Kazuo Ishiguro. The book which is always on my desk is Gitanjali, the collection of songs by Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel-laureate Poet Of India.


Poetry is an expression of thoughts, feelings and reflections. My life-experiences also get expressed in my poems and short stories. I prefer expressing  my reflections and thoughts with simplicity (avoiding verbiosity) and depth. At present I am working on a memoir which covers my family's history and my life in three different countries with rich and varied cultures. 


I write equally in two languages -  in English, and also in Bengali, which is a regional language in the eastern part of India. I have translated a few famous Bengali poems (mainly by Rabindranath Tagore) in English and posted them on PoetrySoup. Hope to publish a collection of translations in future.

I create videos with my own poems and poems by famous writers, and also create audio-books from English and Bengali literature. Usually I post them on You Tube. 

I work on a few forms of rare art - eggshell decorations, copper-tooling and batik are some of them. 

Here are the links to my translations of Rabindranath Tagore's Poems: (Deception - Part 2)

(Banalata Sen)
(Invention Of Shoes - Part 1)
(Invention Of Shoes - Part 2)
(Sleeping Beauty)
(An Ordinary Girl)
Below is a link to my YOU TUBE Channel. You may subscribe to this channel, where I post recitation of my poems, poems from Rabindranath Tagore, and also some songs (rendered by myself) composed by Tagore. Please click on my picture at the bottom of the video - you will find my channel.

Channel URL for You Tube



Results Finalized For Contest - A Tender Moment From Childhood

Blog Posted:7/1/2021 4:31:00 PM

Dear Soupers,

The results for my “A Tender Moment From Childhood “ contest have been finalized.

I was very very touched by all the poignant poems I received, but this being a Premiere Contest, I had to follow the rules, and choose ten entries. I have to admit - it was very tough for me to decide - all the poems were so  touching that I read them again and again! Some of the poems were so delicate and tender, and some made me teary-eyed. All the poems were brilliant and moving.

Thank you all for joining my contest.


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Date: 7/2/2021 9:18:00 PM
I remember seeing some very poignant poems written for your contest. I'm honored to be among those on the winner list. Congrats to all your winners.
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 7/3/2021 3:31:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea, for participating. Your poem - a little girl admiring a life-long companionship - definitely depicts a poignant moment. Love ~ Mala
Date: 7/1/2021 4:50:00 PM
Mala, thank you for the inspiration to write my poem and for the contest and for my placement, and congratulations to all your winners ~ love and serenity _Constance
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 7/1/2021 6:28:00 PM
Thanks, Constance. Your placement is well-deserved. Love ~ Mala

My Past Blog Posts

MERSE Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 8/31/2021 4:07:00 PM
Results Finalized For Contest - A Tender Moment From Childhood
Date Posted: 7/1/2021 4:31:00 PM
My "Sunflower" Poetry Contest - A Few Words
Date Posted: 5/21/2021 9:34:00 AM
Translations From Nobel-Laureate Poet Of India
Date Posted: 4/12/2021 4:20:00 PM
How To Attach Pictures To Your Poems (some helpful instructions)
Date Posted: 3/27/2021 3:49:00 PM
My Contest - Moments Of Reflection (Haibun)
Date Posted: 3/26/2021 7:36:00 PM
My Contest - I Remember
Date Posted: 3/8/2021 4:02:00 PM
An Experience Of Faberge-inspired Rare Eggshell Art (Video)
Date Posted: 2/7/2021 6:08:00 PM
Deception - Translation from Rabindranath Tagore
Date Posted: 7/26/2020 5:45:00 AM
Books, Art, Food - My Dream Vacation
Date Posted: 7/12/2020 5:36:00 PM
A Sleeping Beauty - Translation From Rabindranath Tagore
Date Posted: 6/30/2020 6:16:00 PM
Childhood Memories - A Poetic Inspiration
Date Posted: 6/22/2020 7:22:00 AM
Translation From Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel-Laureate in 1913)
Date Posted: 6/12/2020 6:20:00 AM
A Rare Art, A Poetic Inspiration - Part 2
Date Posted: 6/5/2020 7:54:00 AM
A Rare Art, A Poetic Inspiration
Date Posted: 5/29/2020 5:29:00 PM
Mala's Space
Date Posted: 5/24/2020 7:14:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/19/2021 Dear Me Free verselife,nostalgia,
9/17/2021 Meandering Free verselife,river,
9/16/2021 A Garden Beckons Free versegarden,remember,
9/16/2021 Like A Peacock POTD Free verseemotions,love,
9/14/2021 Queen Of Jhansi Free versecourage,love,
9/14/2021 A Mystery Free verselove,
9/14/2021 Hello Again, September Free verseautumn,seasons,
9/12/2021 Keepsake Free verselove,memory,
9/8/2021 Illusion Free verseallegory,imagination,
9/6/2021 Harmony Alliterationbird,nature,
9/5/2021 Last Sigh Free versedeath,love,
9/4/2021 A Highly Debated Issue - Carolyn Devonshire Quatrainlife,sorrow,
9/4/2021 Autumn Leaves Sigh Kimoheartbreak,sad,
9/3/2021 Light Aglow Versenature,sky,sun,
9/2/2021 Fall Ambrosia Haikunature,
8/27/2021 Gleeful Footlenature,poetry,
8/22/2021 Cadence Of A Seashore Free versenature,sea,
8/21/2021 Twilight Pink Haikumoon,nature,
8/21/2021 Pink Moon Haikumoon,nature,
8/20/2021 Star In My Constellation Prose Poetrysky,star,
8/19/2021 I AM That Girl : Postscript To My Bio Listlife,memory,
8/18/2021 Wings Of Imagination Free versecolor,sky,
8/16/2021 Fantasia Twenty-One Imagismallegory,bird,
8/14/2021 Moon Glistens Haikumoon,night,
8/14/2021 Tangerine Dreams Imagismnature,sun,
8/13/2021 Footprints Carolyn left Senryuhappiness,memory,
8/12/2021 Nightingale Haikubird,song,
8/11/2021 Poem For You Verselove,poems,rose,
8/11/2021 Oasis At Heart Of City Prose Poetrynature,solitude,
8/11/2021 Homecoming Birds Alliterationbird,nature,
8/10/2021 The Writer In Me Wants You To Know Free versehow i feel,poetry,
8/9/2021 Dewdrops Versenature,
8/6/2021 Waterfall Of Kindness Haibunlove,memory,
8/6/2021 Holding Back Tears Free versehome,memory,
8/2/2021 A Moment Of Tranquility Imagismnature,sea,sun,
8/2/2021 Tapestry Of Dreams Haikudream,nature,
7/28/2021 I am who I am Bioi am,life,
7/24/2021 Tapestry We Weave Rhymeimagination,nature,
7/22/2021 Sun Inspires Free versenature,sky,
7/22/2021 Chimes At Crimson Twilight Free versebeach,memory,muse,
7/15/2021 Imagination Verseimagination,
7/14/2021 Rain Whispers Free verselove,rain,
7/12/2021 I Sighed Free versepoverty,sad,
7/11/2021 Again Haikulove,memory,
7/11/2021 Love Again Verselove,rain,
7/8/2021 Where Did You Go, My Brother - Translation Free versebrother,loss,love,sad,
7/7/2021 Miraculous Earth - EL Haikuearth,nature,
7/6/2021 Ocean Is The Mirror Versenight,ocean,
7/5/2021 July 5 Haibundeath,sad,
7/2/2021 Bird In Tranquility Imagismbird,nature,
6/29/2021 Moment To Grasp Free verselonging,love,
6/18/2021 Strikingly Beautiful Free versenature,
6/4/2021 Invisible Enemy Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
6/4/2021 Nature's Endless Gift Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/27/2021 Tangerine Reverie Free versefantasy,imagination,
5/26/2021 Believe In Dreams Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/24/2021 Whisper Free versefeelings,love,relationshi
5/21/2021 Friends Forever Nursery Rhyme Rhyme1st grade,animal,friend,f
5/16/2021 Miraculous Free verselove,miracle,relationship
5/15/2021 He Gave Her A Book Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/13/2021 Earth Acrosticearth,planet,
5/13/2021 Planet With A Ring Acrosticimagination,planet,space,
5/12/2021 Father's Day Acrosticfather,love,
5/8/2021 Voice OF Nature Free versebird,nature,solitude,
5/6/2021 There Was Silence - POTW Free versebeautiful,bird,silence,so
5/6/2021 Vase Verseflower,valentines day,
5/2/2021 Tree Which Offered Shade Free versememory,remember,
5/1/2021 Umbrella Versefun,rain,
5/1/2021 Sunflowers Monokufeelings,love,
4/27/2021 Hundreds Of Sunflowers Free verseheart,loss,love,
4/26/2021 Twilight Versenature,solitude,
4/26/2021 It Still Hurts - Collaboration With Debjani Mitra Free verselonging,love,
4/24/2021 Longing Free verselonging,passion,
4/24/2021 Camellia - Part 2 Translation From Tagore Narrativelife,love,
4/24/2021 Camellia - Part 1 Translation From Tagore Narrativelife,love,
4/20/2021 Dino Story - Nursery Rhyme Rhymefamily,fun,games,
4/15/2021 A Forest Of Dreams Imagismdream,imagination,nature,
4/15/2021 Shining Star Free versechild,star,
4/13/2021 Reverie In Colours Free versecolor,spring,
4/11/2021 Sweet Dreams Lullaby Rhymebaby,Lullaby,sleep,
4/10/2021 Deception Part 2 - Translation From Tagore Narrativelife,women,
4/10/2021 Deception Part 1 Translation from Tagore Narrativelife,women,
4/4/2021 Cherish All Free verselife,love,
4/1/2021 Last Token Free verselife,love,
3/25/2021 Serenity In Solitude Alliterationnature,solitude,
3/22/2021 Garden Song Nursery Rhyme Rhymebird,birthday,garden,
3/21/2021 A Stroll On The Path Haibunbird,nature,
3/20/2021 Dusk Haibunbird,dark,
3/19/2021 Obsession Or Passion Free verseart,passion,
3/19/2021 Bookworm Darling Nursery Rhyme Rhymebooks,girl,
3/16/2021 In Sublimity Verseflower,symbolism,
3/15/2021 My Elfin Krishna Narrativechildhood,nature,
3/13/2021 Bird Of Paradise Imagismbird,flower,
3/10/2021 Life At A Glance Nonethappiness,life,
3/7/2021 With A Flickering Lamp Free versepower,strength,women,
3/6/2021 Two Birds - Translation From Tagore Versebird,friend,
3/6/2021 A Child's First Day Of Distance Learning Versechildren,fun,
3/4/2021 Songs Around Me Diminished Hexaverseseasons,spring,
2/25/2021 Starlit Sky Monokujoy,love,
2/25/2021 Exam Scare Monokui love you,love,

My Photos



Fav Poems

The Last Petal Free versefunny love,
I will be the stars Free verse1st grade,beauty,bible,je
The Garden That Lives On Concretegarden,
Silent Blossoms Versenature,silence,
In your lockup Rhymecute love,love,passion,
Woman in Chains Free versefreedom,
Skeletons of Lace Quatrainautumn,death,life,
Abandoned Free verseflower,garden,lost love,r
The Strength of a Princess Versedream,fantasy,night,princ
There Is A Star With My Name On It Free versedesire,hope,night,romanti
Ruin Gazing Free versesolitude,
The Christmas Gift Rhymechristmas,emotions,
The Tempest Free verselife,ocean,peace,storm,
Kaleidoscopic Kite Personificationlife,summer,
Fascination Versehappiness,heart,
A Christmas Eve Tale Rhymeboy,dog,
Painting Love Sonnetlove,
Separated By A Common Language Rhymeamerica,england,language,
Where do we Poets go Free versedeath,life,poems,poetry,p
Find me then Verselove,sunset,
One Day Soon Free versehope,love,
Amberina Ballerina Free versedestiny,emotions,inspirat
to remember Rhymeseasons,
The Forest Free versenature,
let there be color Free verseflower,garden,
Yes, Love the Salty Ocean Rondeau Redoubleocean,
Lift somebody's dawn Lyricencouraging,inspiration,m
A Writer Born to Create Free versewriting,
Gently now, gently Lyriclove,romantic,
Would You Still Love Me Free versecare,cry,death,depression
Love Shines Free verselight,love,
Night Sky's Party Terzanellenight,sky,
I Didn't Know Rhymeappreciation,bullying,chi
My Winter Free verselove,passion,winter,
dance party in summer Haikucelebration,dance,summer,
A Bullfrog's Croak Quatrain10th grade,11th grade,9th
I Will Give You Free versefaith,hope,inspirational,
Allow me to dream your dreams Verselove,
Enchanted Morning Rhymenature,
What My Mother Means to Me Narrativelove,memorial,mother son,
Poetry: A Profound Sense Of Beauty - a collaboration with Frederic Parker Free verseappreciation,beauty,imagi
A Poem For My Algebra Teacher Free verse6th grade,abuse,betrayal,
Ode to Mother Ganga Odemother,river,
A Dawn Symphony Sapphic stanzabird,
Sunset Tableau Verseappreciation,lost love,na
Reflections in Silence - Moon and I Free verseanalogy,life,philosophy,
Geese Honking By Free versebird,flying,song,
Dancing With Mom Coupletanalogy,dance,joy,life,lo
O April Free verseappreciation,april,beauty
Imagination Free verseanalogy,bird,imagination,
Raindrops Kissing Imagismgarden,imagery,spiritual,
In my Dream Free versedream,
It still hurts Free versebreak up,love,love hurts,
Objects of Nature Free versenature,
Religion Or Spirituality Narrativeappreciation,
Harmony Free versenature,peace,
Old Gal Rhymehusband,kid,love,money,tr
Lullaby Nursery Rhyme Rhymemoon,sleep,song,stars,
A Poem for Michael Rhymeabuse,angst,discriminatio
Falling Like Leaves, Again Acrosticautumn,memory,romance,sou
Heartbroken Free versegrief,pain,
Farewell To Summer Acrostic10th grade,autumn,beauty,
The Symphony I Cherish Free versejoy,music,wind,
The Universe of Creativity, the Poet, and the Poem Free versepoems,
Black Opal Free versebirth,color,space,
Letter to My Future Self Rhymefuture,
My forest of dreams Rhymeblessing,devotion,
Oh, Hello September Free verseseptember,
Vagabond Dreams Quintain (English)appreciation,love,

Fav Poets

JCB Brul Korea (South) Flag Korea (South) Read
mpho Gift South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Wayne Kingston United States Flag United States Read
Besma Riabi Dziri Tunisia Flag Tunisia Read
The Insolent Rib Canada Flag Canada Read
Jeanne McGee United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
John Watt United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Aditi Mishra India Flag India Read
Darlene De Beaulieu Canada Flag Canada Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Debjani Mitra India Flag India Read
Mark Toney United States Flag United States Read
Nandita Das India Flag India Read
Funom Makama Germany Flag Germany Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
Lillian Twolsky United States Flag United States Read
Sam Kauffman United States Flag United States Read
Carol Mitra India Flag India Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Malabika Ray Choudhury Canada Flag Canada Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Stephanie Musarra United States Flag United States Read
sanjay teli India Flag India Read
Jonathan Kieller Canada Flag Canada Read
Kimberly Sikorski United States Flag United States Read
Ann Peck United States Flag United States Read
Jennifer Fenn United States Flag United States Read
Bob Kimmerling United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
Coral Urbina United States Flag United States Read
Michael Ellis United States Flag United States Read
Regina McIntosh United States Flag United States Read
Snehal Ade India Flag India Read