As we wrap our heads around the ongoing pandemic, it is only art which has the capacity to heal us.
A wistful poem about introspections and dreams, of fears and apprehensions, of courage and challenges and a tango with your thoughts.
Sultana Raza pens a heartfelt tribute to Irrfan Khan, one of the finest actors of Indian cinema, whose untimely death on 29 April, 2020 left behind a void.
The story behind Rabindranath Tagore's historic recording of two recitation titles with a translation of '1400 Saal'.
A poetic tribute to Nandini, the heroine of Tagore's drama Rakta Karabi (Red Oleander) for the occasion of the National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), April 2020.
An image of a regular visit to the only Indian store in town and how it becomes a synaesthesia of memories from home.
A wistful poem about an introspective journey to look within, when the body is in suffering.
To celebrate the World Poetry Day, two of my poetic offerings with diverse and dynamic themes, the first one inspired by a painting of a woman and the second one, a poetic summation of my sense of spirituality.
A wistful ode to spring and its all encompassing beauty by Udayaditya Mukherjee.
A wistful poem celebrating the all-encompassing beauty of friendship and togetherness amid the peaceful and tranquil beauty of nature.
Nature is all powerful, and an antidote to the ill-effects of science and technology. We need to resurrect the pristine glory of nature if we want to survive in this materialistic world. A wistful, touching poem by Anagha Rajesh.
Every room has a story to tell. This wistful poem by Anagha Rajesh, a budding poet from UAE, wonders about a room that has seen many an experience pass by it.
A tribute to Gautam Buddha and his Lotus Sutra, as my contribution for the poetry movement titled '100 Thousand Poets For Change', a global poetry and art initiative.
A poet is forever wondering, the heart pierced by the injustices and unfairness of a topsy-turvy world. In these lines, we see the reflection of a sensitive heart.
Two poems by Dr Ampat Koshy on the Sakhi that modernize the concept. Translated into Spanish and Hindi.
Sunidhi Bajaj explores the magical and healing powers of blue in a whimsical poem.
A tribute to God’s own country, Kerala in short verses, inspired by the memories of our honeymoon almost 14 years back. This series of short poetic vignettes are part of the author's book 'Woman And Her Muse' (Authorspress, 2016)
The world is fading away and if we don't understand this now then there is no tomorrow. Hope you all get to see humanity lying in the dirt as I did! Its time we pick that up and make this sooty jewel a beauty jewel. #LetsTalkHumanity
Two poems by Anindita Bose, depicting various emotional nuances of humans with mountains in the backdrop.
Summer of 2014 was the time when the strongest man of my life (Biceps measured at 16") looked at me like I were one lost cause but I didn't understand why. After a long night full of WHYs, an inexorable me stopped pretending what I was not. This Ballad helped my Dad learn 3 things - I am instinctive, I love him, and hell yeah, I can rhyme.
Three wistful poems about remembrance, forgetting and memory by Amitava Nag.
A powerful voice in poetry depicting the reality of poetry of our times - a poem by Santasree Chaudhuri.
An ode to poetry and words, and how they flow from the pen of the poet, the creator of the tapestry of words. A poem by Sarbani Mohapatra.
Canada based artist-author Suparna Ghosh presents some of the verses in her latest collection of poetry, Occasionally, written in the form of ghazals in a classical Indo-Persian style.
A wonderfully evocative poem by Anindita Bose, poet, author of I Know the Truth of a Broken Mirror, depicting the pains and the screams of humanity.
A wistful poem about silence, which is all about an inward journey into one's own self.
A poem of loneliness and desolation, of being lost in the wide expanse of life.
The relentless wait of Shakuntala for her lover Dushyant, a mythological tale of love and pining. A modern take by a contemporary poet.
Painting is a beautiful poem by legendary poet-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar. Sunita Singh and Dr Ampat Koshy present a translation and transcreation of this visually evocative poem.
A hard-hitting poem about rebellion, revolution and the one of the bitter ironies of human life in the post-modern context.
A poignant poem dedicated to the lives of the individuals affected with bipolar disorder.
To celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on March 26th, Ramendra Kumar takes to verse to revisit the enriching journey of love he has shared with his soulmate and life partner Madhavi over the years.
Human emotions are multilayered and their nuances are the most intriguing when manifested in the form of poetry. Two poems by Sonali Majumdar, depicting those myriad nuances.
A wistful love poem for Valentine's Day by Ramendra Kumar.
A poignant, hard-hitting poem on humanity and the perils of a sensitive soul.
'Revisiting An Old Home' is Lopa Banerjee's poem dedicated to her maiden home in Barrackpore, India. It is now part of her debut poetry collection 'Let The Night Sing', which has been published by Global Fraternity of Poets and has recently received Honorary Mention at the New England Book Festival 2017 in Boston, USA.
A poignant poem by Kabir Deb about the romance and the almost forgotten art of writing letters, that too, when exchanged between lovers.
A sublime poem by Geethanjali Dilip, International Reuel Prize Winner 2017 for poetry, commemorating on the sacrifice and unconditioned love of Jesus.
A lyrical poem by UGC junior research fellow Sourav Paul.
A bunch of short poetic musings about the poet's homeland, India. Rudrodip Majumdar, a PhD in Nuclear Engineering is an avid blogger and poet.
Translation of one of the most beautiful and motivating Puja Parjay songs of Tagore from Geetanjali.
Maya Khandelwal's evocative review of Lopamudra Banerjee's memoir 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey', written in a poetic, lyrical form. Her first attempt at a poetic review of a book.
My mother was a writer. She and I published, at her own cost, at my cousin's press, a hand-crafted book with a beautiful red cover titled very simply "Sara / Poems" that I personally oversaw the making of, for her pleasure. A very slim volume, its poems match Emily Dickinson's. Her book had no ISBN or anything of the sort. She was earlier the author of two very successful Bible quiz books. I was fortunate to have collaborated on one poem with her and to help her edit her poems a bit. One day all her works will come out in one volume - the two books left, one of her poems and stories, some for children, and one on art criticism in Malayalam, and she will get her place in literature primarily for her poems. My best tribute I can pay her and all mothers everywhere today is to post the poems in that already published book. If Indian English critics actually searching for great Indian women poets who mattered but were unknown are impartial she will get a place among the very best along with writers like Kamala Das for writing such controlled yet powerful short poems. Only half her output is given here. Sara Abraham (born 16 -02- 1930 and died 11-02-1994) was also Mrs Omanakutty Varghese after her marriage.
A rare and memorable picture poem by Michele Baron for the Autism Special Edition of 'Learning and Creativity'
A soulful English translation of one of Rabindranath Tagore's most sublime songs of Gitabitan, on the auspicious occasion of his birth anniversary.
A soulful and sensitively penned poem on autistic children, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'
A very sensitively penned poem for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A very thoughtful and emotionally charged poem depicting the life of an autistic child, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A sensitive poem honouring and celebrating differently abled children, for the Autism Special Edition I of Learning & Creativity
A sensitive poem for the Autism Special Edition of 'Learning & Creativity'
A strong, hard-hitting poem on autistic children, for the Autism Special Edition I
A sensitive poem dedicated to children with autism for the Autism Special Edition I of Learning and Creativity.
Sensitive and powerful poetic depiction of a boy with autism, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A sensitive poem depicting the life of an autistic child, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A thoughtful poem about a differently abled child with autism, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'
A sensitively depicted poetic piece on the life of an autistic child, and the difference he can make to the world, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A poetic depiction of the life of a special needs child, a child living with autism, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A hard-hitting poem on the life of an autistic child and his parents for the Autism Special Edition I, building Autism Awareness through poetry.
A strong, succinct editorial note about the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity', defining the purpose behind curating and publishing this edition and introducing the poets/contributors.
My poetic tribute to the dark, sinister, yet irresistible love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw in Emily Bronte's classic novel 'Wuthering Heights'.
My poetic tribute to two timeless romances of Bollywood which swept me off my feet in my girlhood days, Ek Duje Ke Liye, and Silsila.
Love is... finding utopia even in shackles. On Valentine's Day, enjoy this sweet love poem from Ramendra Kumar.
Valentine's Day Special: Two love poems by Uma Subedi translated from Nepali to English by renowned poet/author/translator Suman Pokhrel.
Mother poems from Learning and Creativity - Enjoy this beautiful poem about a mother's endless struggle to make her boisterous 3-year-old listen to her.
A wistful poem about oblivion and nothingness that awaits every soul.
I went to my father A tired and crumpled man I told him, “I am sorry, But I love you more than anyone ever can.”
A heartfelt tribute to the poetry and life of the celebrated, radical poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, on the National Poetry Month.
Anindita Bose's Poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine's collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016, initiated in Madrid, Spain.
Shreyatama Datta's poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine's collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016.
Kushal Poddar's Poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine's collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016, initiated in Madrid, Spain.
A richly symbolic poem dedicated to womanhood and the position of women in society.
‘These Poems Encapsulate My Life’: In Conversation with Sanjeev Sethi, Author of This Summer and That Summer
An intimate author interview with prolific poet Sanjeev Sethi regarding his latest collection 'This Summer and That Summer'.
A touching poetic saga of oppressed women of the modern days, named after the Hindu goddesses.
A soulful poem about a woman in wax.
A powerful, hard-hitting poem about the Every Woman, the everyday diva.
A poet reminisces about his mother, the sounds and images he would associate with her leaves him deeply nostalgic and lost.
A heart-touching poem about the indomitable spirit of womanhood.
A poet's soulful account followed by his estrangement from his beloved.
A wistful poem celebrating the all-encompassing beauty of love and togetherness.
A soulful poem on matured love and how the lovers' emotions evolve while exploring love.
A poem celebrating the quintessential passion of love.
An intensely passionate love poem, celebrating the emotional fervour of the lovers.
A poem about attachments in the physical world.
A soulful poetic account as the poet reminisces the memories of a house, lost in flames
Blue , the color of all my morns Teeming with hope and Shredded bygones Crimson ,the hue of early noon A clumsy mishmash Of ecstasy and doom Green , the signal of twilight I...
A poet's nostalgic reminiscence of her girlhood days.
A lyrical poem with strong imagery portraying a pigeon and a nylon string.
A poem by Sufia Khatoon on the enigmatic beauty of old Calcutta (now rechristened 'Kolkata'), inspired by a photograph of an old building in the city by Kounteya Sinha.
A poem about the universal journey of life and the horizons one explores on the way.
A poet's soulful musing about the act of writing poems.
A passionate account of a poet's quest to find the lady-love of her dreams.
A symbolic, metaphorical quest of a man for memories and his journey with them.
A heartfelt poem about the loss of a loved one.
A vision of a poet, a journey through abstract imagery.
A deeply philosophical poem about the various nuances of human life and what makes life meaningful for us.
A whimsical poem about how a poet's verses can leave a deep impact on the reader's mind.
In every goodbye, let there be the rambling of lost loves... A touching poem of walking away from the land you are rooted to.
A sublime nature poem.
A heartfelt tribute to the auspicious festival of lights, Deepavali or Diwali, and a plea to all of humanity to rekindle their inner lights.
The artist and her soul-searching journey with words.