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Of a moon and a lost king

written by: Sunil Sharma

@drsunilsharma

 

On the rough edges
of a dark-blue sky

hangs a curved slice
of a pimply moon
one thirds hidden

the milky lips describing
an arc
in the wide heavens

and---
grinning below at the
earthlings
like the fool to a vain king

now wandering in the storm
unhinged

his thoughts rambling
like a bulky post-modern novel
there with some best sellers
in a closed room.

Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma

Mumbai-based, Sunil Sharma is a widely-published Indian critic, poet, literary interviewer, editor, translator, essayist, freelance journalist and fiction writer. He has already published 14 books: four collections of poetry, two of short fiction, one novel, one a critical study of the novel and co-edited six anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism. His six short stories and the novel Minotaur were earlier prescribed for the undergraduate classes under the Post-colonial Studies, Clayton University, Georgia, USA. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. Another milestone is that his poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015.
Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA.
Sunil Sharma

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