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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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From Canada to India…

Poems by Sangeeta Sharma

The Song of Toronto lake

Raging waters in the lake

Sapphire, black, jade

On the ferry with a backpack

Waves rolling forth and back

Sparkling sunshine reflects

Staring through the waves you feel

It’s not the water but the skies

And millions of twinkling stars

In the waters

Where the earth and the sky meet

Expanse covered with a golden garment

Rolling waves, unbridled

Like a resplendent bright sheet

Spread over the translucent waters

The spray of the icy water

And unpolluted air

Break your trance!

Shevantis (Chrysanthemums)

It was a kind of cloudburst

A rainstorm

Creating flood-like situation

Orange-alert sounded

Rail tracks and highways

Water-logged

People preferring indoors

Nevertheless

The impoverished girl: frail and pale-faced

Shivering and completely-drenched

 Bare-feet waded

Towards the traffic jammed

Shook the bunch of wet beautiful blooming shevantis

Before the halting motorists at the red signal

Of a Mumbai-highway

My heart cringed at the pathetic sight

And I heard a voice within me:

“Can beggars be choosers?”

Monsoon and the Lockdown

Incessantly, the heavens poured

The young bride who had entered the new threshold

With dreams rainbow,

Felt stifled,

By the humdrum of the lockdown, deadened

For four months and more.

She drew the curtains of the French-windows

To let the thunderous rain droplets,

Sprinkle on her façe: yearning and dry

For every drop cool

Drenched her body and soul

To the core

And infused in her life manifold!

Dr. Sangeeta Sharma, a senior academician, is a widely published critic, poet and writer. In 2012, she authored a book on Arthur Miller and another a collection of 76 poems in 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 also listed as a reference in the department of English, Clayton State University, USA.

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