Three Poems

Eyes of Kohl

The kohl of your eyes
brandished a sword.
I was lost.
It seemed
to strike me
every time
not to cut,
just enough
to kill,
bit by bit.

The rose of Sharon

A rose with out thorns?


The one
full of fragrance.

The One
with wounds.

Sedoka : An experiment

Fast flows the river
along the dark mountain trail
a hop a step and a jump.

Lovers stroll silent
along the dark mountain trail
the river roars past, glaring.




The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives.

A katauta is an unrhymed three-line poem the following syllable counts: 5/7/7.

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About Dr.Mary Annie A.V.

Dr.Mary Annie A.V. hails from Trivandrum, India and writes under the pen name 'anna maria' . She hails from a family of writers . She holds a high official post in the University of Kerala,Trivandrum,India. She resides in India with her husband and three children. Her poems have been published in various e-magazines , print anthologies in India and abroad. She has two collections to her credit, titled "My Beads Unstrung" and 'More Beads Unstrung'. Her definition of a poem is : Virgin white paper raped. Rapt. Writing is her passion :)

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