Bio Note: For the first time, I saw a small poem of mine feature in an expensive book in hard-back coffee table format! The anthology's theme being, 'A writer's perception of light', each piece was set off with vivid flourishes of painting. Sent free to contributors, it felt so different from having to buy a book for one's work or to lose it among a host of PDF anthology files! Back on earth, I wrote more poems and tried my hand at a short-short story on the theme Erotica, choosing dream as a way to resolve the distortions produced by erotic fantasy! Two poems were selected for the Kali anthology on women's equality to be published by Indie Blu(e) publishing (USA) and a 'Haiku without verbs' by Poetry Pea Journal.
rain comes to the hills just as I enter home leaving the city desert…. light, irregular, drumming rain and heartbeats flow as one ► here in solitude mind just sees vistas of blue hills; waits like a crouching cat… to spring up with restless thoughts ► plump pink clouds descend nestle in blue washed ranges I smile at the hues - a girl rises from a sparse field smiles at my pink umbrella ► in a luscious orchard a peach tree stands barren a forest fire flares— a singed orchard and the peach shocked into pale pink flowering ► giant snow rock—Mt. Nanda Devi clouds drift over your summit the veil lifts— taller than other snow crests I see you from my window ►
©2021 Neera Kashyap
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