I am a drop

I am a drop in a murmuring stream
flowing in a verdant and scented vale
the stream then flowing into the Holy Ganges
that is the source of the Indus civilization and culture
the ancient river then flowing into the Bay of Bengal and
mingling there with the mighty Indian Ocean that is
kissed by the Phoebus, winds, moons and the distant stars;
A mere drop—i
but part of the land, sea and sky
originating in nature and dissolving in it
tiny, yet mighty; fragile, yet strong
flowing always, yet contained;
Let me be part of the whole universe
o, kindly gods,
and never be atomized in this world
because, i becomes I, only
when it finally merges with the universe.

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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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