When we have somebody in this world, so noisy,

Ready to lend an ear empathetically

It makes our day.

A joyful day indeed, nay!

The drop of joy, ripples in circles certainly

Making us flap our wings widely,

And the much-desired empathy,

Sends ripples round and round, universally.


When the earth, the mountains, trees

Are cooled by the gentle breeze,

Manifesting themselves in serene silence,

Dancing with jubilance,

The world rejoices,

The birds awake to the beauty

And start twittering merrily and mesmerizingly.

Spellbound, the gentle lambs graze peacefully.


At night, amazed by the constellation of the stars,

Deep in silence, poets surely gaze with fascination

At the phenomenal awesome creation

Of God, and are often lost in contemplation,

And propelled to flow on the wings of ecstasy,

The silent, azure blue sky, giving rise to poesy,

Full of sheer beauty,

Nay heavenly beauty.


And when  harsh realities of life,

Make our heart and soul full of strife,

We go silent,

Ruminate on life at times hell bent,

Like those women bearing their agony intense,

In reflective silence, others mistaking it for weakness,

In this sad dance of life, though speaking volumes spiteful,

In their silence awful.


Deepest feelings always show in silence,

Some hear the church bells in silence,

Others hear the waves crashing on the shore.

Entrancing the mind’s eye evermore.

Overpowering the brain,

Visiting it again and again.

Thus, mighty silence cannot be silenced,

However much one is balanced.


@Pushmaotee Subrun


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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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