The meditating couch

A gale howls itself into a deathly pause
rain trickles down trembling glass
A blue stole waits

invisible if you forget to wipe the eye dust
and blurs when you shuffle thought-streams
A casual wrap comforting in that one need not
look any further and changes patterns
the more one looks
Two gentle curves and it is a cup
Focus on the gap, it is a candle flame
its wisps joining the gale

I watch this film adding my own music
sated like a jay resting on berries
though a grasshopper tickles the grass blades
and an occasional fish draws fresh ripples

No flotsam of words drifts near
the autopoetic creatures of the mind
This room does not tick
The norm is unborn here.

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About Reena Prasad

Reena Prasad is a poet from India, now based in Sharjah. She has several poems published in English anthology collections (Change, Indus Valley, Love in Verses, Musings—a Mosaic, eight anthologies by Barry Mowles and Friends and 10 of Brian Wrixon’s anthologies, also in online jounals: Carty’s Poetry Journal, Indian Ruminations, Indian Review and in online magazines such as Youth Ki Awaaz and Thanal Online. . Her poems have found place among the winning entries in contests by Writer's Cafe, Ekphrasis India and Poets Corner. She is a contributor to many international journals like The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East, Angle Journal etc

4 thoughts on “The meditating couch

    1. Reena Prasad Post author

      Heartfelt thanks to Louis Kasatkin for keeping the spirit of poetry alive and keeping the poets motivated with sincere comments and suggestions on every poem posted here at Destiny Poets. Glad to be a member of this site.


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