Poetry: A Shadow by Sarika Jaswani

(unsplash image by Steinar Engeland)

A Shadow

Neither in swamp of clouds 
    or snarl of torrents

Nor in overbearing sky
    or unassuming land

And not in hail of the sun
    or blaze of dovelike rain

A song that silences sing
      Colors that paleness holds to bring

Like a shadow under a fallen leaf
I lay soft, as an unanswered prayer

There till I'm blown invisible
as whispers to the consonant winds

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silkworm

Silkworm

I'm the casualty
in tragedy of your dissolution

A vantage point
where eyes stay foggy
perception a little blurry
air raw-bone emphysematous

Days slip on snail's trail and gloom runs derby on hothoofed years bending time

Life worming on mulberry leaf, cocooned in silky spun shell of your memories

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 Bio: Doctor by profession. I'm a Crochet Artist, Art Tutor Writer of Children's Stories, Philanthropist. Poet. Published. Passionately reads & writes poetry. Art Lover. Bird lover. Dreamer and blogger.Published on 'Tide Rises Tide Falls' & on Medium with A Cornered Gurl @ACG @Scittura  

Fevers of the Mind Poetry on WordPress 
Silver Birch Press 
The Organic Poets  
A frequent VSS prompt writer on twitter 
My poems run on theme of love, reflection and philosophy of life.
 ArtinCrochet on Twitter @sarikajaswani  



Wolfpack Contributor: Sarika Jaswani

Bio: @NightingaleNote on Twitter. Doctor by profession. Sarika Jaswania is a Crochet Artist, Art Tutor Writer of Children’s Stories, Philanthropist. Poet. Published. Passionately reads & writes poetry. Art Lover. Bird lover. Dreamer and blogger. Published on ‘Tide Rises Tide Falls’ & on Medium with A Cornered Gurl @ACG @Scittura @MoveMePoetry

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5 poems by Sarika Jaswani

flock of birds flying over body of water
photo by elcarito
1) Painting  

Life
a retrograde painting
borne in colors

on sepia canvas
airbrush of prussian blues

each stoke a grind of chisel
flaying
red, green & yellow hues

withering
waning
wilting

fading in a vinyl weave
of gaping rusty holes

I'm
the one
s l o w l y
t u r n i n g
invisible

2) Portrait

Cyan skies perch on slopes of solitude
and soar over reflecting depths
of unquiet seas

city breathes through bustling underbelly
and deep within furry covers
lay grabbing talons of dark alleys

I'm a portrait -
of a clandestine painter's brush
stroked even on rough edges

3) Wonders

Awestruck
I live in wonder of

    how
a heart wields
   billows of storms

sleepless night carries
     boatload of moans

dollar gold day oars
    through ruins of windy hours and stormy minutes

And yet...
Adrift this life
in absence of compass or stars

Always...
navigates to the shore

4) This Century

Here words turn to racket
and lights hurt with flashy hype

In them-
lie your absences

There my equestrian thoughts take a leap
where chiffon moons morph paper thin

I live, re-live
inked text on pages
where your face is in my palms

I'm the one-
born in wrong century

5) Mask

I forget to wear
my geisha face
blood and bone
my tenderness exposed

raw my tongue utters a stutter
when I place your name on the tip
I dare not hide behind my weeping palms

I bare wide open-bald sockets and gaping jaw

Scare away questions
that talk of your hurt and memories of your loss

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Untitled poem

Life a sartorial dress of tan, blue and green
breast bony breaths in laced corset cinched

A gala of joy and woe, foxtrot to rhythm
two beats slow and step, two counts quick

Spirited I roll in some such way as
tumbleweed reliably waltzing with the breeze

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