Thursday 4 February 2021

Three Poems by Sanjeev Sethi




Innocence in eyes nourished

the love songs your breath

scrawled all over me.

They emit our essence.

In their entirety

we exist.


Other than that we have trucked

to other terrains.

When there is a call

to cherish heartbeats:

I set up

our shop.



When options pack it in,

in addled position

mesh with your Maker.

Souse in His spirit:

the reposing will reappear.


The purity of service

is proportionate

to the quality of calm.

Let the sceptics leer.

This isn’t for them.


Correctives follow

the converted.

Speculative triggers don’t

reside in this domain.

This is the burrow of believers.




Some are accoutered

in coarseness:

checks in with excess.

Tune in to spot

erroneousness of ego.


We bum rap others 

what we’re most likely

to be censured for.

Along these lines whirls

gilly of worldliness.

Sanjeev Sethi is published in over thirty countries. His poems have found a home in more than 350 journals or online literary venues. Wrappings in Bespoke is joint-winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux organized by the Hedgehog Poetry Press UK. It’s his fourth full-length collection. It will be launched in 2021. Recent credits: Dreich Magazine, NOON | journal of the short poem, Kairos Literary Magazine, The Big Windows Review, Pomona Valley Review, Lummox Poetry Anthology # 9, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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