The incredible sky

The blue vault
Holds many
Secrets and
Realms not seen
By the ordinary eyes;
There are many
Long islands,
Rivers and
Oceans white,
All tinged with gold
In an orange sky,
For the orphan child
Peeping out
Of the barred window
Of the dismal shelter,
A rabbit tall
With bright eyes,
Winks at him
At nights,
And makes
The tear-stained
Pale face smile;
And on dark
Lonely nights,
His mum-dad
Appear in the
Empyrean heights,
Trailing as angels,
Waving, comforting
The scared child.

(Published by Brian Wixon in his latest anthology: Sky above, poetry below)

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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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