Author Archives: Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

About Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy, a senior ex-banker and a former urban governance consultant, is the Honorary Literary Advisor of CCVA, Vijayawada, Advisory Panel Member, ISISAR, Kolkata, and the Editorial Counselor-India, International Writers’ Journal, USA. Her maiden poetry collection ‘P-En-Chants’ has been recognized as a Unique Record of Excellence by the India Book of Records for its never-before-attempted movie reviews and management topics in rhyming poetry. Paddy has compiled and edited 6 international multilingual poetry anthologies of which ‘Amaravati Poetic Prism’ 2016 to 2019 have been recognized by the Limca Book of Records (Published by Coca Cola India) as “Poetry Anthology in Most Languages. She has been the Guest Editor of Setu, the Pittsburgh-based e-zine for their women-focussed March editions of 2019 and 2020. Paddy’s poems (translated into various languages), articles and short stories, some of them prize winners, have been published in several anthologies, print journals, e-zines and newspapers. A recipient of several awards, Paddy is regularly invited to litfests in India and overseas, to present her poems.


The deeper I delve into the mysteries of the sea
The more it opens up its hidden treasures to me
The deeper I delve into the depths of my heart
The further it makes me an inner journey chart
The deeper I delve into the recesses of my mind
The greater am I led to discoveries of a new kind

Waves after waves keep emerging from the sea
That keep hitting the shore with a nonstop glee
My heart is a melting pot of feelings sizzling intensely
My mind is a beehive of thoughts buzzing constantly
The sea waves, sizzling feelings and buzzing thoughts
Are incessant and also keep tying themselves in knots

I sit on the seashore watching the waves rising and falling
I sense my heart and mind yearning for an unusual calling