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Nature Poems

By Sangeeta Sharma

 The flying clouds
 A cloud like a roaming idler
 Dawdling reaches the highest peak 
 Envelops the mountain 
 In its folds
 Caresses and kisses causing shivers 
 In its bosom
 And lightning, thunder and showers 
 Leap over each other like wildfire
 Floats away and evaporates
 As quickly as it had formed
 Impregnating every small and large
 Womb of the earth
 With puddles of water and 
 A citric, tangy scent
 That clings to 
 The swooning wistful lasses.
  
 Hawk Cuckoo (Papeeha)
 The cuckoo’s mellifluous song
 Excites the maiden
 Who drops the work in hand
 Sprints into the open
 With a joyous heart 
 Looks up towards the cloudy sky
 As expectantly 
 As the cuckoo who sits with its beak ajar
 At the topmost bough of the mango tree
 Half-concealed, longing for the first drop of rain.
 Like a clarion call -- the refrain
 Ignites the pining heart
 Of the lass 
 For her sweetheart
 Who has been away so long
 And has promised to return 
 With the first shower of the monsoon!

Dr. Sangeeta Sharma, a senior academic, is a widely-published critic, poet and writer. She has authored a book on Arthur Miller (2012) and an anthology of 76 poems (2017). She has jointly edited five anthologies on poetry, fiction and criticism and two workbooks on Communication. A free-lance journalist, she is also a Ph.D guide appointed by the University of Mumbai. One of her books is listed as a reference in the department of English, Clayton State University, USA.

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