A Saint Between Us

Satish Verma

He was no longer angry 
writing his own epitaph. 
Fighting a singular brute 
without repeating himself. 

Midnight. Untouchable moon 
drops the ear-ring. 
A mottled face worships 
a ladder expressionlessly. 

A monk walks past an 
oversexed monkey. 
A hidden agenda in end, 
shows a dirty hand. 


You know, I do not want 
to tame an exploding - 
navel. Transfixed I throw 
the bottle in a sea. 

One more parakeet dies 
in my hands. How do I catch 
a flying saucer in the 
alien body.?

Satish Verma

From: 
Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.




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ABOUT THE POET ~
Pitted against the forces bigger than him Satish Verma has been fighting with life on his own terms. In this savage, violent and raging times, he has authored several collections of poetry in English and Hindi, in concrete and precise verses, analyzing the complex nature of man, history and ancient heritage of Homo sapiens. And standing at crossroads he is asking where do we go from here. His poetry communicates a beautiful, mystical mind exploring the images of nature, trying to find the meaning of the life and death, the ecstasy of talking to moon, flowers and wind in the kingdom of god. He wants to know cannot we live in peace?, Satish Verma addresses the most complex questions of philosophy, religion and political culture in a very subtle but virtual shocking manner. As aptly said by Lao Tzu, The one who speaks does not know, The one who knows does not speak, 5-Aii, Mayor Colony, Alwar Gate, Ajmer-305007 INDIA


Last updated December 24, 2012