Saturday 7 May 2022

A Trilogy of Skinny Poem Troikas by Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia (Amita Paul)

 


A Trilogy of Skinny Poem Troikas 

 

NATURE 

 

Forms of Life

beautiful

like 

baby 

tortoises 

beautiful

in

their

innocence

beautiful

Forms of Life

 

Rain Forest 

green 

and

richly 

moist

green

with

mosses

lichen 

green

Rain Forest 

 

Deep Ocean

blue 

like 

the 

Sky 

blue

like

sapphire

fire

blue

Deep Ocean

 


YOU

 

Your eyes 

haunt

men’s

deepest

memories

haunt

men’s

strangest 

dreams

haunt

Your eyes

 

Your love

beguiles 

sorrow

of

life 

beguiles 

the 

pilgrim 

soul

beguiles 

Your love 

 

Your words

sing 

as

the 

birds

sing

nature’s

own

songs

sing

Your words

 


KASHMIR

 

Tulip Time

in 

Kashmir 

still

bathed

in 

blood

of 

flowers

in

Tulip Time

 

Deepest Winter

in 

Kashmir 

which 

burns 

in 

fires

of

Violence

in 

Deepest Winter

 

The Himalayas

witness 

the 

tourists

who

witness 

Kashmir’s 

Lakes

which

witness

The Himalayas

 


 

Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia is the pen name of Amita Paul, a retired civil servant who is at heart a poet and teacher. She writes , mostly poetry, in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. She was awarded the NISSIM International Poetry Award 2019 and then the Reuel international Award 2020 for Non- Fiction Prose, while Destiny International Community of Poets UK, declared her Poet of the Year 2020 as well as Critic of the Year 2020, and again in 2021. Her work has been published in several international anthologies and also in many journals and online magazines such as Das Literarisch, Doaba, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Yugen Quest Review, Setu Bilingual Magazine, GloMag, Fasihi Magazine, and Spillwords.


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