Snow in Aarhus

Snow in Aarhus
The soft
Snowflakes
Falling down
Like cotton balls,
Being tossed away,
By some invisible hands,
From a white sky,
Dispersing fast,
Like kids returning
From school,
Happy feet pattering,
On the ground,
With a sense of release;
The drifting flakes,
Tiny and cute,
Wandering in the crisp air,
Vagabond-like,
Searching a suitable landing-place,
Scattering everywhere around,
In a gentle constant stream,
On the grey courtyards,
Red-bricked buildings,
With shuttered windows,
Trimmed hedges around,
And decorating the solitary urban-scape
With a soothing touch of
Virgin white!
The entire scene
A magical country,
Transmitting a feeling of peace
And wonderment,
To an international student,
Who has never seen such
A mesmerizing sight,
In real life,
On a Sunday afternoon,
Again—
Buried in his management books,
Chasing distant American Dream,
Now—globalized in its reach,
Like their Big Mac and Disneyland.

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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/

3 thoughts on “Snow in Aarhus

  1. lokesh roy

    absolutely fascinating- the way you tossed around with snow flakes and my blessings to the international student !

    Reply
  2. Louis Kasatkin

    A sublimely crafted, almost cinematic mise-en-scene leads the reader to the refreshingly unsentimental final four lines.

    Reply

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