2020 Open Call , Poems - Anindita Sarkar


Tinges of Hibiscus

By Anindita Sarkar

Anything emanating a red hue
crimson, carmine, ruby,
mites eating towering pines,
cardinal bird on a flight,
cliffs of Amaranth
reflecting watermelon snow,
beet-root with unfurling tendrils,
bees on a pollinator project
butterfly playing among orchids.
perhaps everything that is lovable
an old man reconnecting
a woman in the ninth season
a blind boy dreaming,
humans and wildlife coexisting.


Land of Lotus-eaters

a land at ease
awash in an entrance,
of fabricated narratives.
pretty bait of petal lips
a trail of paradise
with series of iconic loss.
the bumblebee tries to rise
its mapled body
doused in lethargy
the nightingale guilty
with cardinal sin
unable to unleash
its milky voice
the moth's ankle is twisting
in the mist of sleep
its wings are cranking
ready for a sleepover.


Anindita Sarkar from India is pursuing a Mphil degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University India


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