Without poetry,

hmm, well, well,

the world is nothing

but prose.


How scary!

This reality.




It is

a heart that sings


despite being hooked to a catheter

or plugged with a stent

in an ICU

where death and life flicker

like a candle in the air.


finds music

in prose

and makes the same words

dulled with use

into great lyrics

that folks often hum

on rainy nights

to soothe frayed nerves

and/or, lift

the crushed


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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/

8 thoughts on “Poetry!

  1. vatsala radhakeesoon

    Wow! This really reveals what poetry is all about. The subconscience speaks itself. Moving and awesome poem!


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