The sky,
streaked with pink
& she, by the pool
on the steps
with her handmaidens;
face streaked with tears.
He passed by, unobserved.

Lifetimes spent in searching
searching for that face
never seen again
or seen only in dreams,
till one day he saw a flower;
felt it was alive
Love spilled out
from the core of his being
at the sight
of its intricately marked petals
that looked like
those love-inducing tears…

In that magic spell
he lived, beneath that tree
waiting for wind or rain
to shower it down on him,
to bring him love’s blessings…

Some day, it could be…

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

12 thoughts on “Kadambari

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Emotionally captivating and engaging.

    Editorial footnote for those unfamiliar with the poem’s title :-

    Book by Bāṇabhaṭṭa and Ravuri Bharadhwaja
    Kādambari is a romantic novel in Sanskrit. It was substantially composed by Bāṇabhaṭṭa in the first half of the 7th century A.D., who did not survive to see it through completion. Wikipedia

  2. Lopa Banerjee

    A gem of a poem, in all its lyrical and artistic brilliance! Tender, soul-nourishing imagery and a soft, lush appeal to the senses…

    Kudos, and love.

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