There was no need of a sharp knife 
in Calvaria. 
Night was fighting with the moon. 

From a concealed canvas 
I could find, galloping, 
black horses were gone. 

A duplicate key does not work 
now. The lock had been 
replaced on the door. 

Stairs were climbing on my 
stale body. The snowy peaks 
will not melt in sun. 

Disrobing the blue skin, 
under a blue sky for blue moon: 
unstoppable laughter.

Satish Verma

Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

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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 January 05, 2013