Bye 2017! Hi 2018! by Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH at Spillwords.com

Bye 2017! Hi 2018!

Bye 2017! Hi 2018!

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

in the
         wilderness
of the garden
               grow
weeds
         that resist
unweeding…

demure,  
         they hide
spread
          invisible
fooling you.

the flowers
           of
last year’s 
           garden
covered them, 
those
       tiny weeds..

2017,
        I love you, 
for those 
              flowers…
the fragrance
            they offered…
the smiles
           that cheered..

2018, 
    let me stop
unweeding
          your garden..
revelling
             in your 
wilderness,
         with dreamy
   eyes          
             let me trot
  with a sprint 
         in my steps
   a song 
            on my lips
flowing
         with the flow..

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph retired as Head of the Dept. of English, St. Xaviers College, Kerala, India and now serves as Professor of Communicative English. She, a bilingual writer, has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry (of William Carlos Williams). She has published 9 books of Poems - Aching Melodies (Patridge, Penguin), Autumn Leaves, December Dews, Myna's Musings, It Rains,The Bird with Wings of Fire, Where Cicadas Sing in Mirth (all by Authors Press New Delhi), Firefly Flickers, Hidumbi - novel (by Xpress Publications, Kerala) and Pokkuveyil Vettangal (poems, Malayalam). Dr. Molly writes travelogues and short stories and has won several awards. The India Women Achiever's Award 2019, Wordsmith Award 2018 and Award on Experimental Poetry 2020. She represented India in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Literary Festival 2019.
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