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Silver Smiles On My Lips

May 26, 2014 | By
the sharp edge of life

Even when I walk on
the sharp edge of life
you hang like silver smiles

Even when my mind is aflame
and soul afire
even when I walk on
the sharp edge of life
you hang like silver smiles
on my lips.

Even when I wonder I’ve forgotten
my abode
in my own nestle
you fabricate your presence in all the molecules
of my life blood and
with in the glowing charcoal
of my soul;
you are my resort, you are the den.

Even when mind’s hazy eyes
fail to reckon the earth
and all my endeavour
fire to have a space here
I watch a future from
an unknown distance–
the dream of a lightening
moon kingdom.

I watch a future from an unknown distance-- the dream of a lightening moon kingdom.

I watch a future from
an unknown distance–
the dream of a lightening
moon kingdom.

Even when I watch that time
has plucked the feathers
of hope
I catch my breath
gather the broker plumes
sprinkle the clouds onto them
I became a poem
I love to see you mesmerized
by the beauty of muses.

Even when the carnival of life
the illusions of body and soul
the tears of temporary vanquish
the devil of jealousy
the proud smiles of victory
the aching souvenirs of the past
all seem meaningless
I would not need the spring after winter
as you masquerade warm tender love…
you hang like silver smiles
on my lips…

Dr. Nandini Sahu’s preoccupation with poetry began very early in life, and today she is a major voice in contemporary Indian English poetry. Dr. Nandini Sahu (1973) has accomplished her doctorate in English literature under the guidance of Late Prof. Niranjan Mohanty, Prof. of English, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. She is a poet and a creative writer of international repute, has been widely published in India, U.S.A, U.K., Africa and Pakistan. Dr. Sahu has presented papers on various subjects in India and abroad. She is a double gold medalist in English literature and also the award winner of All India Poetry Contest, the Shiksha Ratna Purashkar and Bouddha Creative Writers’ Award. She is the author/editor of ten books titled “The Other Voice”(a poetry collection), “Recollection as Redemption”, “Post-Modernist Delegation to English Language Teaching”, “The Silence”(a poetry collection),“The Post Colonial Space: Writing the Self and the Nation”,“Silver Poems on My Lips(a poetry collection), Folklore and the Alternative Modernities (Vol.I) and Folklore and the Alternative Modernities (Vol. II), Sukamaa and Other Poems ) and Suvarnarekha (An Anthology of Indian Women Poets Writing in English) all of those published from New Delhi. She has one poetry collection under publication, Sita (A Poem). Presently, she is an Associate Professor of English in Indira Gandhi National Open University [IGNOU], New Delhi. She is continuing her D.Litt. on Native American Literature. Dr. Sahu has designed academic programmes/courses on Folklore and Culture Studies, Children’s Literature and American Literature for IGNOU. Her areas of research interest cover Indian Literature, New Literatures, Folklore and Culture Studies, American Literature, Children’s Literature and Critical Theory. She is the Chief Editor/Founder Editor  of Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature and Language(IJLL), a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal in English.
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One thought on “Silver Smiles On My Lips

  • Madhu Verma

    Nice poem!!!

    I really liked the title of the poem “Silver Smiles On My Lips” which itself sprinkles a lot of happiness and positive energy instantly.

    Undoubtedly, the experience throughout the entire journey of the poem is wonderful.

    Thanks.

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