Sitting near the barred window,
The indisposed wordsmith gazes
Out on the bustling world, impassive
Doing nothing practical, except looking out,
With his fourth cup of masala tea,
In the eyes of the critical others,
Unknown to these folks,
The ordinary guy, gazing out,
Eyes afar into the horizon,
Blessed with
An extra-ordinary memory,
Is currently
Recording many atoms falling
On his subconscious universe and outside,
And storing them for use as—
His next poem/s
That will shoot up,
Like the tender green stalks in the
Submerged paddy fields,
In his mind very soon.

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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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