It was more than 
I could take. 
The phallic paranoia. 

Can I come out of 
your body and kneel 
before death? 

Less than dark 
I dream of the nipples 
spurting out venom. 

A pumice raft 
of the crowd, sailing 
on the waves of narcissism. 

Invisible sharks 
on high seas 
open the lambs for salt. 

Can you eat your 
words please? 
There is nothing left on the plate.

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 October 22, 2012