You are now,

Like the shy

Monsoon clouds

Evading for days

Mumbai’s famous

Masculine skyline,

Jagged and soaring high,

Stretching wide into

Dimness white

In a long-long sky;

The ballooning clouds dark

And floating so light;



Scattered everywhere,

Yet, cruelly,

Not there

For eager


Hopeful hearts.

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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/

4 thoughts on “Elusive

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Elusive ” ,evokes for me that existential dread of the appointment that somehow will never be kept ; that frisson of a missed opportunity ;of things turning out so differently from what we had imagined.


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