Like those scented nights,
When my body,
Your lingering fragrance,
Fused as marvellous one;
All sensations,
Brain processes,
Reflexive movements,
Then, to be transformed
Instantly into a solid,
Single unit,
Became a thought-less one,
Under the short, perfumed
Star-lit nights,
Presided over by a wandering
Waxing/Waning moon,
Restless and pining,
Like somebody in remembrance mode,
And in mortal pain,
When icy cold winds from Arctic,
Failed to freeze the warmth of
This ad-hoc unity
Of one body and soul;
This strange solid fusion
When earthly dualism gets abolished,
And ethreal love reigns supreme,
Before being corrupted by later cynicism
Caused by cash-nexus:
In Detroit,
But it was to occur later,
The scented silvery nights,
And a milky soothing moon,
Peeping in from an open window,
Like a curious child, woken up,
At mid-night;
Lovers as one,
The time it was,
Love ruled every revolving atom,
When two hearts beat strong and
In perfect unison,
Were heard singing a sweet single note,
Beating loudly,
Raw passion foaming,
Burning red hot inside,
The moans heard clearly—
Across the silent nightly dales
And hills of all the
Known/ unknown
And choppy oceans.

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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:

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