Orchards, I


by Sumita Chakraborty

a free rendition of Rilke’s Vergers, I

this evening my heart makes sing

angels who remember

a voice close to mine

by too much silence tempted

rises and decides

never again to return

tender and intrepid

with what will she join

About the Author:

Sumita Chakraborty is the assistant poetry editor of AGNI and a doctoral candidate in English at Emory. Her poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Boston Review, PANK, At Length, Gulf Coast, Witness, The Journal, Adroit, and other journals; her prose is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Rain Taxi Review of Books and The Los Angeles Review of Books.