While sun bowed and waved its golden shawl
to bid farewell to the sea
Silver sand waited to be embraced
in the lap of luminous waves
A sequel of footprints of time
lavishly lived amidst laughter
in the oasis of life’s free moments
reflecting its joy at the horizon

Stars rested in the shadows of clouds
A sweet breeze whizzed past now and then
A ship’s distant beeps faintly audible
It’s when I picked some saffron sky
cradled in the sparkling waves
some dripped back into sea from my palm
while some of it retained its shimmer
in the windows of my eyes as fireflies


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About Sunila K

Based in Canary Islands, Spain, Sunila Khemchandani is a teacher, translator and writes poetry for love of English Literature. She has several poems published in English anthology collections (Wings, Change, Indus Valley, Heavenly Hymns, Poetic Symphonies, Synthesis - The Duet Anthology and in two of Brian Wrixon’s anthologies). In 2008, she won the position of the best annual poet in Besides writing poems, she translates spiritual articles, books of her spiritual master, proof reading and transciption. Some of her translated works have been published and circulating.

6 thoughts on “Fireflies

  1. VijayNair

    An astonishing ability to create painterly poems marks Sunila’s writing talent. ”Fireflies” bears testimony to this.


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