I thank Freya Pickard again for selecting a few of my pieces to have included in this theme, here is the first one. The second will be published in December. Stay tuned for that! The Arturina theme was such an inspiration, so many exquisite images!
Fallen leaves, yellowed. Hot winds blast during the day. Sweet Mangoes beckon.
Festival of Colours-Holi
Hues of fire on trees. Festival of hues on cheeks. Pristine moonlit night.
Wet stray on road, Searching for shelter from rain. Thunderclaps exhort.
An entry in Lockdown Dairy
Bare roads, sans human. Nature sets up symphony, With birds, bees and breeze.
The beautiful Taj Mahal-India
On Yamuna’s bank, Love’s monument pristine white; With the moonbeams vie.
Indian Winter nights
Winter nights- Sitting around a fire Waiting for the morn.
A cough, Cold air’s whiplash; Invites sufferers’ curse.
Long nights In a donated quilt. A homeless prays in sleep.
Goutam is passionate about poetry and writes whenever something or someone touches his heart. He lives in Kolkata, India and writes poetry in English, Hindi and Bengali. His book on English poetry “Hues of Life” (Notion Press) can be found at Amazon. He can be reached at email@example.com. Goutam blogs at Straight from Heart.
pewter stone rises craggy head cloaked in rainclouds; the last mountain looms
Freya Pickard finds fulfillment in writing about the mythical world of Nirunen in both poetry and fantasy novels. This is her 2nd feature on The Short of It. She is currently working on her epic fantasy, The Kaerling, and gets her inspiration for the villains from the people she meets in the hospitality industry.