Dr. Sunil Sharma (India)

Dr. Sunil Sharma (India)


Dr. Sunil Sharma is a Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three 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, among others, 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:
— https://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html

For more details, please visit the link:
— http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/



The bearded man
Searching dreams

Eyes fixed on the sediments
In the coffee cup
The detritus of an existence
Gone waste un-noticed
Living on a Paris street
Near the Bastille—
With few belongings.

Another hobo
Bearded thin
Rummages through the dust-bin
For the residues of the overnight orgies
Of the folks in the high-rises
Crumbs for strays and him
The man with a blank stare
A broken Indian street.

Both identical scripts human
Forgotten by a marching history.


Indian household, small town

Spiral staircase
Marble steps
Curved railing.

Billowing curtains
Morning breeze
Sweeping the cutlery.

Indian classical singing
A teen girl practising.

Incense sticks
Garlands, flowers
Burning lamps before gods.

Aroma of the filter coffee
Invading the living room
Filled with heavy furniture.

Grey-haired woman
Draped in cotton saree
Chopping veggies with
Mechanical hands.

Reading papers


Divine Friend

Have you seen the man
talking to the moon?

talking to the milky disc
of a remote city on the hills
long-dead parents
uncaring siblings

separated wife
kid that abandoned him
on an interstate highway
on a night of the full moon

they say
he is mad

for the nut
the moon
is a friend

One thought on “Dr. Sunil Sharma (India)

  1. All three poems depict three different realities: cross-cultural, middleclass, and feeling of redundancy during the last phase – of this wide world!
    Marvellous 👍👍

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