Beyond a Blue Ribbon / Poem by Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha

Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha
 
Former professor and research supervisor (English ), RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, India.Authored and published 07 books in different genres and 50 research papers covering different subjects & themes.Poet, author and critic- poems, short stories and research papers published in highly acclaimed international journals, archives and anthologies. Recipient of a number of awards for her contribution to poetry- accolade from the former President of lndia, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for her poem Mother Nature. Actively associated with a number of prestigious international Poetry Groups. Lives in Nagpur, India.
 
 
Beyond a Blue Ribbon
 
I don’t
enter myself
in a garden show
and receive
a blue ribbon:
I’m a wildflower–
Uncontrolled,
untamed in
fantastic patterns:
Boundless as
the blue sky
free as the
roaring ocean!
 
Spreading
enchanting aromas,
I bloom and bloom–
Spontaneous on
Pebbled pastures,
beautiful in woodlands,
resilient under
the sun and the moon!
 
Uncurated
and unconstructed
I remain–
You’ll blink
unbelieving–
I don’t need
the mercy of seasons:
summer can’t burn,
winter can’t crush,
spring can’t pamper!
 
Like a tough
underprivileged child
I thrive in poor soil:
The silks and
velvets of spring,
I don’t wear!!
 
Copyright Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha

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