Ghazal / Poem by Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha

Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha

Ranjana Sharan Sinha is a poet, author and critic writing mainly in English.A professor by profession and a poet by passion, she is a prominent voice in indian Poetry in English.Her poems have been included in PG syllabus ( Sem 4). These have been translated into German, Albanian, Persian, Russian and Hindi languages by professors and scholars.she has authored 07 books in different genres. Recipient of many prestigious awards for her contribution to literature.Received accolade from the former President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam for her poem ‘Mother Nature’ contained in her collection “Spring Zone”. Poems, short stories and research papers continue to get published in highly acclaimed dailies, magazines, journals and anthologies in print and online. Presented papers in a number of conferences and seminars at national as well as international levels.Ranjana Sharan lives in Nagpur, India with her husband who is a doctor.


Drinking from the goblets of memory all night,
Amid rings of echoes I was awake all night.

In the sky the dim crescent moon knew that it’d die,
Hunted by clouds, it cried like a gazelle all night.

I thought about the mire of a moonless night,
Hollowed like the dying moon, I stayed all night.

Somewhere in silent darkness hung a faint thin hope,
My butterfly wings remained alive all, all night.

Ruby-red poppies floated like waves in shadow,
The strange aroma teased the senses all night!

Copyright Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha

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