The man lay on damp grass- a stench of recycled water in his thoughts His window is open A boy runs along the dirt track between the lightning-hit palm stump and the shacks his little feet lingering near a rope cot where an old man though long gone still breathes Wheezy leaves whisper all around the boy turns and runs across the sea The woman is bent over … [Read more...]
Reena Prasad is a poet/writer from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals. She is also the Destiny Poets UK's, Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology released in July 2015. More recently, she was adjudged second in the World Union Of Poet's poetry competition, 2016.
I watch from behind a banyan you alight from a red and cream bus and saunter into letters that would not write themselves decades later The spit-spattered shade of the bus stop, fairly new for it never figured in any of the outdoor summer nights when I fell asleep with stars in my eyes high on the scent of crushed jasmine nor in the warmth of a winter kitchen where hot … [Read more...]
A doldrum drumming of ‘dhaak, never. A rhythm punctuated with cymbal crashes Artistic divinity conjured up in swirling ‘aarti’ smoke screen etchings Fiery red paths blaze into blackish-grey forests above ‘kumkum’ embellished sixth ‘chakra’ gates widened into spiritual highways. A pure face in sarcoline clay her piercing gaze enters into culture-clamoring … [Read more...]
Stamped on pages of time-gnawed manuscripts, an ancient tale is written in stone a hidden saga with un-deciphered scripts Skeletons of engineering marvels Totter in modern cities Filth and foul waters flow over human feet Retribution for lessons unlearnt, forgotten. Abstract musings or clear portraits? On verge of usurping the throne of creation yet undecided, … [Read more...]