Parneet Jaggi (India)
Parneet Jaggi (b.1975) teaches English in a postgraduate college in Rajasthan, India. She has four collections of poems in English and two research books to her credit. Her poems have been published in journals like The Enchanting Verses International Journal, the Taj Mahal Review, Contemporary Literary Review India, Harvests of the New Millenium, The Criterion, Setu (USA) etc. Her name has been added in the Directory of Writers in America’s famous NGO & magazine Poets and Writers. Her poems are read and appreciated on world famous sites like destinypoets.co.uk, poemhunter.com etc. Her poetry collections have been reviewed by scholars and critics. She can be reached at https://www.facebook.com/parneetjaggipoeticreflections/
Two Kittens in Love
Two kittens sit hand in hand
cuddled on a bench.
Bank of the lake
luring the four eyes
by its cool transparent waters.
Swaying deodar trees,
Juggling hydrangea bushes,
Fragrant jasmines, green marshes,
Gulmohar trees pouring floral showers washed with dew
Drip drop drip drop on the two.
Hand in hand
Incarcerated in threads of love
hemmed, tied, two into one,
a pair of marionettes swaying as a swing
that hangs on village trees for young girls.
Dancing to our own tunes,
Bonding with beloved peers,
Thrown aside by friends and foes
We are Hamlets, we are Lears.
Kings in our own worlds
So what our kingdoms are within?
We the soldiers, we the rulers
We are the ones who win.
Wounds gifted by the world
make us makers of finesse art
Glowing embers inside the pearl,
lend us a radiance class apart.