In the thick rain,
A thin dog,
A dirty beggar,
Getting drenched,
Dripping water,
Due to a lack
A sheltering tree,
A welcoming porch,
In the ugly
Urban jungle!

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is 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 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: For more details, please visit the website:

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  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The rat-a-tat-tat of the poem’s machine-gun brevity pins the reader’s attention down with its incisive, laconic flurry .


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