Fall painting


The tree

In fall,

A mass of leafless






Radiating outwards

Like sharp lines in a drawing,

In a wavy plain;

A masterpiece planted there

By the famed Guo Xi;

The scene, desolate, still

Creating serenity

In the viewer


From afar.

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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/

2 thoughts on “Fall painting

  1. Sana Rose

    When I began reading the first few lines itself, I knew it was your poem. The undeniable stamp of imagery like a painting – That’s yours, Sunil. Subtle and concise yet large enough poetry.

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