Dear Dad

A father is
Like that lonesome
Tree on a
Shades you in
Hot summers,
Protects you
From sudden heavy
Passing showers;
In winters,
From bitter winds
And harsh hail,
In the multi-hued
Spring season,
Showers you with
Scented flowers,
Transforming you
Into a magical figure,
Clad in pink-red petals;
And after death,
Lingers in your aching
Longing heart
Like a beautiful dream,
Irrigating the inner
Landscapes with
His gentle
Fragrant presence,
Not felt by others.

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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:

6 thoughts on “Dear Dad

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    As reliable as a Swiss chronometer when it comes to crafting an appropriate poetic response to things such as Father’s Day, just as the reader has come to expect from this particular poet.

    1. sunil sharma

      Thanks, Louis. Nice to hear a longer verdict from magisterial you. Otherwise, recently, you had started economizing a lot. Such sentences make me learn from my master—Louis Kastakin.

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