Lucid moments

Lucid moments
Under a grey-blue sky,
Pouring rain below,
By parting curtains of
Ballooning clouds
Dark and pregnant,
Walks this young mad,
A woman with
Sparkling eyes,
And a bright smile,
Looking heavenwards,
Talking to those that
Live there unseen by us;
The mad woman in perfect
Sync with the elements,
While young executives,
Rush to offices,
Tiffin boxes in bags,
Fancy/black umbrellas in hand,
Frown lines on faces,
Very stressed-out,
In the morning,
Lacking the lucidity of the mad.

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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:

1 thought on “Lucid moments

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Lucid moments ” throws into sharp relief a key question of our existence;who is “mad ” ? those that conform to and participate in the daily automated,programmed,scheduled routine or those who appear not to conform ?


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