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Evanescent Effervesces

written by: Sultana Raza


May have descended with insights to give;
Thirsty his spirit for hush of Parnassos,
Yet a rich life not allowed to live.
Didn’t dive in despair in this world dross.

Though outlived by his Grecian vase,
For millions of miles stretches his wreath.
Through bubbles of bird song, he's left a trace,
They're still guessing at the ice-berg beneath.

Do snatches of winged tunes, follow in his wake?
Refined are his spirals in metrical marts,
With ancient pottery fragments, a mythic mosaic;
For his pearls find an echo in lonely hearts.

A cosmic minstrel has he now become?
To entire planets, wise lullabies hums?

Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza

Of Indian origin, Sultana Raza has an M.A. in English Literature. Her articles on the arts, cultural, and humanitarian topics, as well as fiction have appeared in numerous publications in English and French. Details upon request.

Her poems have been published in 25+ journals, including London Grip (UK), Literary Gazette (USA), Caduceus (Ed. Yale University, USA), the Peter Roe Series (Tolkien Society, UK), Muse India, The New Verse News, Catch and Release (Columbia’s online Journal), and Indiana Voices Journal.

Her fiction has received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train.
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