In Aarhus via sweet Skype

Through the Skype sweet,
Family talks to a son in
Aarhus, Denmark;
A daily fix,
The distances crumble
In an instant,
We see each other,
Smile and wave,
And exchange tidbits:
Weather,
Prices,
Cuisines,
Rains, fog,
Dormitories,
Bonding rare, among students
From Africa, Asia, China and Europe
The camera rolls and pans,
And captures the everyday
Domestic scenes
Unfolding in a small room,
With vast circulating global dreams;
The images are great and gritty
And realistic,
We see
Feel the love transmitted,
Through the sweet Skype,
The medium that brings the
Separated kin together
And re-unites momentarily—for re-separation;
The images comfort
The exiled,
The way picture postcards do,
As we glance greedily
At snapshots,
Of skyline,
Courtyards,
Cafeteria,
Taken at Copenhagen,
Aarhus,
Or,
Paris,
But they lack intimacy,
Immediacy,
Fulfillment,
Of real-time encounters,
As we,
Still cannot
Visit persons,
Places,
Events,
Physically;
The painful
Yearnings,
Remembrances,
Still
Unresolved and unaddressed.

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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/

1 thought on “In Aarhus via sweet Skype

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A very personal and touching poem , that is distinguished by such lines as , ” lack of intimacy ” and ” real time encounters ” which bear the author’s hallmarks of addressing wider concerns and deeper implications beyond the personal.

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