Pain to music

Pain to music
A mild pain in the
Early morn,
Wakes him up—
—No, it was not angina pain,
The self-taught Mr. Executive knew
All the classic symptoms by reading
On the Internet—
And, unable to sleep,
Leaning out of the window,
In his black T, red-eyed,
Mr. Executive, first time,
Sees the crimson sky,
And mesmerized by the
Heavenly beauty of the scene,
Sight of the circling happy birds,
Stands still, forgetting his constant pain,
And hears the solo song,
Being sung intermittently,
By an unseen bird,
Up in a tree green,
With a sugary tone,
The series of the short
Floating notes,
Heralding a glorious dawn.

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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 “Pain to music

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A poignant examination of the blithe indifference shown by most urban dwellers to their natural surroundings.The poem captures well the irony of a disrupted sleep enabling the appreciation of things outside of egoistic introspection.


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