Categories
Poetry

Seaside Reverie

By Uma Gowrishankar

3.20 P.M.

the sun on the palm frond breathes 
salt and the breeze sets inland 
the water sweeps in linen tides
waves dither in a band of silver, the cursive script 
scrolls end of the day
the grey of her eyes 
washes a thousand beach moonflowers 
faces pressed on dark silt, their pollen 

star her iris 
gravelly with shots of goldthread the sand rises 
in the silk he holds against her skin 

Uma Gowrishankar’s poems have appeared in online and print journals that include Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020-21, Poetry at Sangam, CityA Journal Of South Asian Literature, Qarrtsiluni, Vayavya, Entropy, Feral: A Journal of Poetry and Art, Curio Poetry. Her full-length collection of poetry ‘Birthing History’ was published by Leaky Boot Press.   

.

PLEASE NOTE: ARTICLES CAN ONLY BE REPRODUCED IN OTHER SITES WITH DUE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO BORDERLESS JOURNAL

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s