Downfall by Chandan Dey

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Narrated by Chandan Dey

Downfall by Chandan Dey
Illustration by Sue Babcock

Dark and dim
even in daytime
the forest is thick and dense

The proud moon
sets down on the gray crown of the hill
yet fails to sparkle the stream

An owl
sitting in the canopy
watches people’s movement

A yellow leaf
drifts down to the forest floor



BIO: Chandan Dey lives in Bongaon, a small town in West Bengal, India. He graduated from the University of Calcutta and Passed MBA in 2010. He is a teacher and a passionate reader and writer of English poetry. He is a new writer and his poems are forthcoming in VAYAVYA, one of the top online literary journals of India. He can be reached at