December 14, 2017

Five Micropoems by Akshat Shukla

Five Micropoems by Akshat Shukla

Fusion

A light

Sinks into lethargy,

Dying for

A fusion with darkness.

 

Sunlight

The sunlight

Bathing in a river;

Bubbles of frolic

Dancing on the shifting surface.

 

Commotion

The strings of commotion

Stretched

Beyond time and space

Binding the universe

In a bundle

Of knotted ciphers.

 

Thoughts

Thoughts

Scamper across

The mind,

Colliding,

Falling over each other —

Stampede.

 

A Bumblebee

Drunk on nectar,

A bumblebee

Whirrs around,

Soaking in

The sunshine,

Zigzagging

Along the hedge,

Amazed at the beauty

Of the morn.

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Akshat Shukla is a research scholar at CSJM University, Kanpur, India. He is working on Ecocriticism for his research thesis. Apart from research writing, he writes poetry and fiction, in which he became interested  when he was introduced to romantic poetry. His poems and stories have been published in Modern Research Studies, Ashvamegh Journal, Galaxy Journal, The Criterion Journal, Indian Ruminations Journal, The Literary Herald Journal, The Expression Journal, Ad Hoc Fiction, 121words, and Contemporary Literary Review of India.

 

Bee photo credit: Argo Navis

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