Lunar Eclipse

Turn the corner 
and you will find, some dark figures 
huddled together under the rains 
of words. In a fractured 
embrace. One chunk of floating 
pain falls on you. The assassin 
had come quietly. 

A song was knifed today. 

Turn off the lights. A smeared 
moon will rise tonight in earth’s 
shadow. Now hashish eaters were 
coming, now hashish eaters. 
Unnoticed, disconnected, 
stinging. From olive to bleeding heads, 
poetry to prey. 

The koel will not sing tonight.

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 12, 2013