Happy birthday Poetry

April is dedicated to you,
Dear Poetry,
This is first day of the cruel month,
When you are going to be toasted for
Your arrival and company on the global front
Through social media like the Facebook,
I wish you happy birthday,
Dear Muse to me and million others,
You have made my existential burden light
Through your sublime presence;
I salute you for uplifting me above the mundane
And showing me the strange realms with balming touch,
And pointing us to the rare vistas and hoary summits
Scaled by the likes of Shakespeare, Keats and Wordsworth;
Your words are cherished by hungry generations that want
To make this planet a better and livable world;
I invoke my goddess to guide me always to inspiring words
And to spread love and tolerance for my sisters and brothers
Of different tongues, faiths and colours!

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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/

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