Guntur in Andra Pradesh saw more than 100 poets on 2nd July at the “2nd National Poetry Festival”. The Hindu covered the fest extensively.
A combined effort of P. Gopichand and Nagasusheela the fest was a huge success.
Two of my poems along with two of my friend and fellow blogger Nabina Das featured in the anthology called “posy of poesy”. We will get the cpoy of the book soon.
It is a great moment for me to be part of such a fest. We were invited to recite at the fest but due to some reasons We could not make it..
Here is One of my poems .. my favorite.
I watched her as she slept
Dejected isolated and dying
Her frail body barely covered by dirty rags
Devoid of dark mascara, fiery red mouth
Painted cheeks and kohl lined eyes
Her face resembled the pale wintry moon
The room was bare but for
Old cigarette butts & broken beer bottles
The air was laden with stilled hope
And stagnant stories of human lust
Pleasing hundreds of nocturnal panderers
Her nights were aflame with
Loud music, liquor, smoke & men
As a ten year old it had seemed
Like an unending circus
Now Twenty summers later
The circus has moved on
Leaving stumps of memories
& the ghost of my mother
Here is the link to Nabina’s contribution , a beautiful poem called
Image from the internet PAINTING BY CLOUDE MONET of his dying wife.
Link to my other poem for the Fest anthology Drama in the Sky