Poetry Month Special Edition

A sensuous, divine expression of romantic love, which is born out of a poetic collaboration between D. Russel Micnhimer and Nalini Priyadarshini.

Editorial (Poetry Month Special)
Editorial (Poetry Month Special)
It gives me great pleasure to unveil a beautiful collection of poetic works by our brilliant poets and contributors in our Poetry Special Edition of Learning and Creativity....
Moon Pie: Collaborative Poem
Moon Pie: Collaborative Poem
A sensuous, divine expression of romantic love, which is born out of a poetic collaboration between D. Russel Micnhimer and Nalini Priyadarshini.
A Ramble Through The Woods
A Ramble Through The Woods
Nature has always inspired me , and this poem was triggered as I rambled in the Bharatpur bird sanctuary , Rajasthan, inhaling the sights and sounds that the rich wilderness...
Cry of a Book  (For a prompt in Poets/Artists Unplugged FB group)
Cry of a Book (For a prompt in Poets/Artists Unplugged FB group)
The Face Book group Poets/Artists Unplugged to which I belong puts up a prompt from time to time. Recently it put up a prompt-- 'Cry of a Book'. Being a lifelong lover of...
The Final Masquerade: a Ballad
The Final Masquerade: a Ballad
This poem was inspired by a NAPOWRIMO prompt in Rejected Stuff which is also its title. It is also an attempt to write a Dylanesque ballad, set in modern times. It deals objectively...
Handling the glinting dews delicately,
Growing on the blades of the grass green
Poetry: A Tribute
In this beautifully evocative poem, Dr. Sunil Sharma captures the true essence, beauty and universality of poetry, presenting a rich dedication to the art and rhetoric of...
I Shall Bid No Farewell: Poem in Translation
I Shall Bid No Farewell: Poem in Translation
This is a collection of two poems, originally written in Nepali by celebrated poet Suman Pokhrel and translated in English by another literary great, Dr. Abhi Subedi. Both...
May I Not See Dreams
May I Not See Dreams
This is a collection of two poems, originally written in Nepali by celebrated poet Suman Pokhrel and translated in English by another literary great, Dr. Abhi Subedi. Both...
the sun having vaulted over the city to
join the warm beach bodies
Earthsick
'Earthsick' is an attempt to find one's bearings in a large, bustling city Dubai where everyone goes unnoticed, their struggles remain anonymous and yet by being there in...
Tragic melancholy sounds
Mirror of Society
A poetic commentary on the insensitivity and inhumanity of the society around us.
Life From the Dust
Life From the Dust
A love poem with classical elements/images from Greek mythology interspersed with the sensuous and sensual depiction of a woman’s body and persona, making this poem a luscious...
Seventeen
Seventeen
I wrote it for my daughter when she was seventeen. She was in her first year of University, reading English Literature, and talking to me about books, theory and writing....
Birth of a Poem
Birth of a Poem
The birth of a poem is an unconscious prosody of a wordsmith’s or poet's wonderland where his / her senses are stimulated. The poet’s self is rejuvenated with a profound,...
The Zenana
The Zenana
This poem was born out of my first few experiences in the ladies waiting room at hospitals. It is a practice in the middle east to have separate waiting rooms for women. The...
Miscarriage
Miscarriage
I wrote the poem, ‘miscarriage’, some twenty years after the loss of two babies in early pregnancy. The writing helped me understand why I felt under-supported on each...
The Mirage
The Mirage
This poem came to me quite spontaneously when I visited Kalimpong in November 2014. We were visiting a flower garden where we were greeted with a host of flowering North American...
The Painter
The Painter
My father is a Doctor by profession, but a painter by passion. He has had 11 solo exhibition of paintings at the Academy of Fine arts, Kolkata and also several collaborated...
Remembering Nanceylla
Remembering Nanceylla
The poem is about a little girl named Nanceylla whom the narrator met in his sojourn to a hilly place. While the narrator was preparing to go out, the girl pleaded him to...
Uncared
Uncared
This poem is a dedication to the struggles of womanhood, and the social perceptions regarding the status of women in India.
Journeys
Journeys
Through the metaphor of a train journey, the author in this poem depicts the emotional odyssey of life itself in various different hues of revelations, temporal, spatial and...
The Seed of Our Mystery Love
The Seed of Our Mystery Love
In this poem, the poet depicts a sense of being in love, the kind of love which may not fill emptiness but certainly makes emptiness serene.
And I Fell in Love Again...
And I Fell in Love Again…
Having spent a decade of marital bliss, Aastha feels she can't help falling in love with her hubby again. Every little gesture of his still makes her heart skip a beat. She...
Quest For A Rhetoric
Quest For A Rhetoric
The poem is a rumination about negative experiences and their aftereffects in our lives. Even after certain episodes in our lives blow over, their memories linger on for a...
Lyre of Present
Lyre of Present
A hopeful, intoxicating ballad encompassing a beautiful philosophy that we often disregard in our quest for tomorrow’s promises and their fulfilment: living and reveling...
Root
Root
'The Root' is one of my art pieces. We all have some hidden corners lying deep inside our hearts. Some of us are poor, some are rich, some live in the city, some belong close...
My Worship Laid to Rest
My Worship Laid to Rest
I dedicate this poem to widows of all martyrs. Their agonizing sacrifice is respected and honored from the depths of my soul. This poem takes you through emotions of love...

Today’s Motivation

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
~ Albert Einstein
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." ~ Albert Einstein