Fest of colours

Under an umbrella,
Sits a quiet boy,
At the edge of the
Busy road,
Selling multi- colours,
Of Holi,
On a hot
March afternoon,
Unable to use the
Tempting colours,
For himself/friends,
The child waits eagerly,
For indifferent clients;
If the big-eyed boy,
In a torn shirt,
Does not sell
The assorted colours off,
And brings some cash for the
Starving family,
He will
Not be able to
Play this Holi.

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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: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

3 thoughts on “Fest of colours

  1. sunil sharma

    Thanks Koshy for your encouraging words.
    The subject is he in the referred line, not colours; the he is not mentioned again to avoid repetition. Hence, brings.
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    Comments earlier on Apsara. Did you see that?

    Reply

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