Brown Moth

Brown moth –
none like you
You’re not as beautiful
it’s true
as your famed sister
the butterfly blue

They chase you out
of their human habitations
saying it’s theirs
while some say you bring bad luck
even kill you for naught

Don’t be sad, brown moth
Your time too will come
Every dog has his day
every candle its death
& every brown moth
has his butterfly blue
his lady moth
who will love him
even if he’s
dust-dark brown

Your lady moth will come
love you always
in your brown study
make you less forlorn

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

7 thoughts on “Brown Moth

  1. Kamlesh Acharya

    This is why I love poetry. It gives a poet the license to feel for a moth what a moth is not capable of feeling for itself. A poet’s evolved sense of awareness adds multiple dimensions to a moth’s supposedly singular existence focused on survival.
    Thank you for adding that colour to moth’s life Dr. Koshy. 🙂


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