A gossamer cloud
Spread out in the
Clear sky
On this crisp morning,
After the heavy rains,
Bends down and
Kisses tenderly
The muscular peak
Of a squat hill in a flooded
Like a white princess
Delicate and shy,
Lip-locking with
A sturdy Moor
On the sly,
In an Elizabethan Court!

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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:

5 thoughts on “Kiss

  1. lokesh roy

    Eagerly I looked up the dictionary to find the meaning of Moor and then the fun of the poem got quadrupled !


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