summer glory

Summer glory
The green Gulmohars
In bloom,
Their yellows and reds
Adding colours to the stark blue
Of the hot heavens,
Providing welcome relief to the eyes
On days
When angry sun pours
Lava on urban concrete;
The stork giving its own white
To the molten vault
Stretched out tight,
The group of the pigeons
In flight
Drawing an irregular
Vibrating streak
Of grayish white
Across the summer skies;
The bald hills drooping
Rising again
Their dull brown
Forming a perfect
To the summer glory
Created by the creatures winged
And trees unique.

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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:

2 thoughts on “summer glory

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A perfectly constructed,”Mise en Scene”.A seemingly nonchalant recapitulation of everyday ephemera belies the poetic acumen and the artistic aplomb with which this poem is delivered;like a deceptive slow left arm delivery at the overnight batsman in a deciding test match.

  2. sunil

    More than my poems, I love your superior commentary on them. One day, I am going to stitch together a chapbook of these artistic comments par excellence for a more relaxed future read, Louis Kasatkin. Thanks.


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