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/

 

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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
Colonizing
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
Vocals—sweet/bitter
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.

Men—
Lounging
Reading papers
Dully—waiting.

 

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
divine.

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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