She is a mosaic of many colours,
a potpourri of experience!
A wreath of sweet basil is her smile…
love transmits from her soul
like fragrant cinnamon!
In the crevices of her brokenness,
she sows seeds of dill and fennel;
to camouflage the morasses
left by time, tide and people!
She bedecks the solitary lane
on her head with saffron hues;
borrowed from the half-baked sun
on an autumn morning!
Her facial symmetry is scattered over
oft, lost amongst the nebulas of worry.
But she collects the pieces and
aesthetically rearranges her silhouette,
with cinders of smile, love, and warmth –
dispersing an aura of cardamom green!
She is a woman!
She is You!
She is I!!
A recipient of the prestigious Reuel International Poetry prize, Mahua Sen is a published poet based out of Hyderabad. Her works have been published in numerous international and national anthologies, e-zines and newspapers. She is a recipient of Grand Queen’s Leadership Award- 2021, Poesis Award for Excellence in Literature, Distinguished Poet Award in 10th Rabindranath Tagore International poetry contest, Wordsmith Award- 2020 by Asian Literary Society, Women Power Summit & Awards 2021, among many others. She is currently working with BEO (Bull’s Eye Outsourcing) as the Regional Director.