Night bright

When night gets younger,
And brighter with the each
Passing hour,
The stars come out and glitter,
In a clear blue sky, stretched forever,
I am reminded of your oval face,
That shines like the new moon,
Over the ivy-covered old stone bridge,
On lonely winter nights, buffeted by
Screaming winds, roaming like a
Maniac here and there, searching
Something in the debris,
In an abandoned village,
Where a mad Van Gogh,
So goes the legend here,
Once painted furiously,
His frantic series of
Fav sunflowers,
That still dance in
The tranquil air,
On his canvasses,
Admired now—

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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: For more details, please visit the website:

4 thoughts on “Night bright

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    To borrow a trope alluded to in the poem, ” Nigh bright ” itself ; if poems were paintings then this would hold the reader/viewer’s attention in the exhibition gallery not because of its complexity but rather for its simplicity.

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