GHAZAL – 22 / Poem by Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha

Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha (India)
Ranjana Sharan Sinha is a poet, author and retired professor of English. She is a well-known voice in Indian Poetry in English with international Recognition. Honoured with a number of awards for her contribution to poetry, she has received commendation from the former President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for her poem “Mother Nature”. Widely published in India and abroad. Her poems have been translated into German, Greek, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Persian, Albanian, Nepali and Hindi languages. Authored and published 09 books in different genres. Lives in Nagpur, India with her husband who is a doctor.
A denim- blue sky in spring with fair sunshine hours, memories flow,
Oh, in my thoughts you bloom like the orchid flowers, memories flow.
Breaking loose from the shackles of silence, I dig up for lost words–
Your words come– I feel the touch of a rain shower, memories flow.
Distance and nearness merge in my waking dreams– yes, you come and stay,
Your profile lingers to survive — time can’t devour, memories flow.
Your loving silhouette in the white moonshine of recollection,
The stream under the peaks higher than a tower, memories flow.
Our life runs on, milestones pass never to return again, never!
Ranjana, an image lies in the heart’s drawer, memories flow!

One thought on “GHAZAL – 22 / Poem by Dr. Ranjana Sharan Sinha

  1. A good attempt to compose an English poem in ghazal format which is a popular poetry format in Urdu and Persian poetry. While the poet has succeeded in crifting rhyming words( quafia) and repetitive phrase( Radeef), she has faltered in maintaining meter( behr). Contextually, she has maintained narrative well as per norms followed in Urdu poetry. On the whole, a very good attempt.
    However, each language has a textural way of usage of words which is unique to that language. Attempting it in some other language is like killing the soul of that language.

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