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Poetry By Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award 2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project.

Lost context

The rural evening wanders

In the mega city, aimless as

A hobo, in search of a shelter;

It misses

The quiet of the rural dusk

Assaulted by the cacophony

Blinded by the lights;

The music of the country

In the sounds of the insects

And birds and cattle returning home

The men, from farm work,

On foot or bicycles,

In the solitary

Fields and dunes.

The sad lady retreats

And is replaced by lights

Of the sodium vapor lamps.

Evenings have no status here

In a city—just another hour,

clocked!

Wisp of winter

The winter in Mumbai

Is in mornings and evenings only

This cold breeze reminds them

Of a lost home in a village

Where winters arrive early and

Get severe soon.

Of a home in partial ruins

Of the laughter, fun, tears

Receded

And other allied memories

Faded inside

The only functional room

Now, locked forever.

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Author-bio:

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 19 published books: Six collections of poetry; two of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015.

Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA:

http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html

For more details, please visit the blog:

http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

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