An ode to a myna

An ode to a myna
The myna,
Of the
Smart starling family,
With strong feet,
Flies easily,
Off her perch,
A cable wire;
This resourceful talking- bird,
In the warm humid air,
Fluttering her wings jauntily,
Her painted eyes
Looking large and cute,
The dark brown plumage
Hiding other body-colours
An overall passerine beauty,
Created by a master painter,
The wings,
Forming twin
Revolving circles
Of pure white,
The yellow feet,
A rare
To her direct flight,
In a stark blue 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: For more details, please visit the website:

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