it felt as if you are somewhere close,
drawing near in the language of the body
and whispering a language of forgetting
to those you could not.
Rajesh Joshi (born 1946) is a Hindi writer, poet, journalist and a playwright, who was the recipient of 2002 Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his anthology of poems - 'Do Panktiyon Ke Beech' (Between Two Lines).
He recently returned his Sahitya Akademi award in protest at "increasing intolerance in the country." He presently resides in Bhopal