A vivid canvas

A vivid canvas
It is mid-July,
There is this
Vivid evening sky,
Colours contrast
And compete,
The monsoon clouds,
Assume different shapes,
Against the stark blue,
The fluffy white of the
Floating clouds,
The dark grey of the
Rain-heavy clouds,
Looking like a mushroom wide,
Another, a huge funnel,
In the sky,
Some are islands, scattered about,
While others look
Like a raised fist,
Or, a sitting rabbit or
An idling crocodile,
Painting the sky with
Range of stunning colours
Of off-white, pale, grey,
And intense blue;
The crying child,
Missing her mother,
Stuck to a barred window,
Looks up at the vault,
And instantly
Forgets her absent mother,
And finds
Many playmates dear,
In the God’s
Wonderful sky.

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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 website: https://sunil-sharma.com/

1 thought on “A vivid canvas

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” A vivid canvas ” displays the maturity and insightful compassion that is characteristic of Sunil’s work. ” A vivid canvas ” is an oyster of a poem, containing a priceless pearl of wisdom. brilliantly captured by the infant playing imaginative games with cloud patterns in the sky.

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