Ghazal-16 / Poem by Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha (India)

Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha (India)
Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha is a well- known voice in Indian Poetry in English with international recognition. She is an eminent poet, author, academician, and professor of English. She is a research supervisor(English), RTM Nagpur Universiry, Nagpur, India.She has received a number of awards for her poetry and contribution to literature from prestigious literary and cultural organizations.She has the honour of receiving a commendation from the former President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for her poem ‘Mother Nature’. In 2021 she received two more awards :A Citation of the Brightest Honour for her contribution to Indian English Poetry by Sufi International, Bangalore and Order of Shakespeare Medal by Motivational Stripes. Her poems are included in the syllabus prescribed for M.A.(English), Purnea University, Purnia. She has authored and published 09 books in different genres and 50 research papers.The Books are: 2.Spring Zone ( A Collection of Poems and Haiku) 2. Midnight Sun (A Collection of Short Stories) 3. Nature in the Poetry of William Wordsworth and Sumitranandan Pant(A comparative Criticism) 4. Feminism: Times and Tides(A Historiographical and theoretical commentary on Feminism( 5. Different Dimensions(A Compilation of Research Papers presented in different national and international conferences and seminars covering different themes and subjects) 6.Scents and Shadows ( A Collection of Poems) 7. Rhymes for Children 8. The Purple Jacaranda and Other Poems ( A Collection of Poems) 9. Ek Sita Main Bhee ( A Collection of Poems in Hindi).Her poems, short stories, articles and research papers have been published in s number of highly-acclaimed dailes, magazines, e-zines, archives and journals at national and international levels in print and online. Dr.Sharan’s poems are widely and internationally anthologised in the anthologies of Atunis Galaktika, Inner Child Press, USA, Kali Project, Indie Blu(e) Publishers,USA and many more.She is associated with many literary organisations and global poetry groups.She is one of the moderators of Pentasi B World Poetry and a member of the Editorial Board OPA(Our Poetry Archive).
Bodies floating in the Ganga, millions dead on this land, no words!
Dogs lying asleep next to withered corpses on brown sand, no words!
Why the cuckoo’s song is plaintive– no longer the siren of spring?
Slammed doors of humanity– kindness now a sneaky band, no words!
The moonbeams reach the earth silently– the touch of peacock feathers,
Today she is not awake to be loved– emotions vanned, no words!
An uncharted island with uncertainties, death lurks in the air,
The wild storm and the vagaries of time– how to withstand, no words!
Vapours of memories linger, the vast clock and its tick and tock,
How I wish I could find some fragrant flowers close at hand, no words!
I see the black robe of the sky getting replaced with the bright one,
I savour the beauty– the vault an iridescent band, no words!
Sorrows, Ranjana, like a dark midnight cloud eclipse our lives,
In a lacerated world we need Hope– a magic wand– no words!

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