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3 Short Poems

By Pondicherry India Poet/Essayist/ Critic Aju Mukhopadhyay


Shadow Flashed

Is it the shadow of a dark cloud

Hovering over the lake endless

In the moonless starless night around

Like a veritable menace

That flashed in the lightning in its heart

Like the echo of sound unheard?

© Aju Mukhopadhyay, 2020


When Termites Fly

Flying out like a flash of light winged paired alates

Swarming in the open after one or two showers

Happily mate as adventurous humans in honeymoon

But the festive mood of forming a fresh colony soon

Fades as they are preyed upon by men and other predators

Like mantises, dragon flies, lizards, birds, bats, toads and frogs.

© Aju Mukhopadhyay, 2020



 Moon in the Evening Sky

Sitting in the evening under the cloud covered sky

Suddenly I found over my head a moon almost round;

As I Wondered how it dared to show itself without being shy

Like the bright Sun shining in the noon smooth and sound;

Stealthily crawling a big bodied watery droll soon

Devoured the beautiful moon.


© Aju Mukhopadhyay, 2018


Pondicherry: December sky; Evening 18.12.18



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