One Poem by Nawal Kishor Sharma

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

Poignant Palette

The wind-buffeted beleaguered tree
Leans to tell his story to the pond
Of yesterdays, tomorrows and beyond
The wind sighs in sincere sympathy

The silent pastoral of sombre shades
Where earth, water, sky meet
The girl can hear her sad heartbeat
As dusk approaches and sunlight fades

The falling leaves paraphrase the scene
As they are shed one by one
A parable of loss and days bygone
They annotate what the colours mean

 

Nawal Kishor Sharma teaches English at a university in Gujarat, India. He has published poems in Visual Verse, an online anthology of art and words. His areas of interest include comparative literature, translation and history of art.

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