The sea swells and sheds its skin
that’s washed ashore
and the froth and foam carry the filth
and discard it on the solitary beach
and then randy waves of distilled desire
sprout from the depths of the cool domain
in their pristine purity
adding to its pulsating potency.
The sea churns as the sun shimmers
on its silvery scales
and the waves whip love
starting in smooth seductive strokes
that rise to reach a tempestuous tempo
and unadulterated bliss floats up
waiting to be skimmed off
and satiated they crash in breakers.
The sea exhales and takes a pause
while the tired waves recede and hide somewhere
and as the placid moments tick by
it prepares itself to discard its shell
once again and renew its peel
waiting for the new waves to rise from its bottom
like buds shoot from the earth
to bloom and wilt again and again.
MAY 2017 / JAN-FEB 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra (b.1950), a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His initial foray into the world of literature was through poetry workshops in college and inspirations from his teacher Jayanta Mahapatra, an acclaimed poet in contemporary English. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies worldwide. Some of his poems are included in the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has six poetry collections to his credit published by Authorspress, the latest being Dewdrops of Dawns, which has received raving reviews in multiple literary journals globally. Currently his latest, a Professional book titled Campus to Corporate which is a career navigation manual for the students aspiring for a successful corporate career and for newcomers to the industry to survive and succeed has become a best seller with more than 10000 copies sold. He lives with his wife at Pune, India.