October heat

October heat
The ballooning clouds,
Pouring rain,
Darkness at noon,
Trees being flattened,
By a fiercely-blowing gale,
A brooding giant uprooting
Things on his way,
The classic October heat,
Flooded streets,
An abrupt power outage,
Mumbai suburbs,
And—
A black moving spot in the skies,
A valiant little bird,
Flying higher and
Competing oddly,
With the mighty elements,
And their fury
Unleashed on helpless earth;
A solo kinetic figure,
Defying alone,
The combined might of the
Winds and the rain.

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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/

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