Searing Heat

An ascetic dies in a shoe 
spilling blood. 
A surreal moon 
wants to investigate – 

a sectarian divide of 
fraudulent sky. 
And you want to be buried 
under rose petals – 

courting controversies 
to clean the polluted river. 
A lifeboat was needed 
to take you for a quiz – 

singing national anthem. 
You were sharpening 
your nails.

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 13, 2013