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Wanderer

January 26, 2023 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , , , ,

Wanderer

by the river
he looks         lost

his face appears ancient
in rumination
under the sycamores’
embracing shade

thinks he might see
God

he meets no God
in this heaven
of sacred groves just the          rippling         river
rushing over stones
and pebbles 
as if it has 
somewhere to go 
and cannot wait 

he stands still
and          contemplates . . .


©Neetu Malik


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THE POETIC BOND VI

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THE POETIC BOND V

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THE OCOTILLO REVIEW SUMMER 2018 VOL 2.2

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Touch

December 26, 2022 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , , , ,

3 Haiku poems

Touch

your breath on my cheek,
as I hold you close to me,
silken infancy


it was the breeze, or
maybe the brush of your touch,
long lost, yet with me


father holds my hand
between life and death, an ache
forged in memory

©Neetu Malik


Some of Neetu’s Books

THE POETIC BOND VI

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THE POETIC BOND VI

THE POETIC BOND V

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THE POETIC BOND V
THE OCOTILLO REVIEW SUMMER 2018 VOL 2.2

THE POETIC BOND X

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Seasonal Fruit

November 26, 2022 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , , , ,

Seasonal Fruit

in a brief burst
of fiery red and gold
we burned….

our flame
inextinguishable
in Autumn’s blasting
wind song
as it whooshed
past our ears with barely
a tickle

ripe as apples
sweetened by the sun
we bit into the luscious fruit
of seasonal love

but fires
do not last and winter must come

yet, for that fleeting moment
we were gloriously
young




©Neetu Malik


Some of Neetu’s Books

THE POETIC BOND VI

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THE POETIC BOND VI

THE POETIC BOND V

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THE POETIC BOND V
THE OCOTILLO REVIEW SUMMER 2018 VOL 2.2

THE POETIC BOND X

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THE POETIC BOND X

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A Walk in the Rain

September 26, 2022 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , , , , ,

A Walk in the Rain

Paris, they say, 
is beautiful 
when it rains—
now I know.


The cobblestones 
gleam beneath 
our feet, as you 
and I, our arms 
entwined, 
inhale the scent 
of romance 
washed clean 
of old arguments 
betrayed loyalties. 


Nothing in between 
but occasional 
crisp sparks 
of our own 
lightning, intense, 
tempered only 
by the summer 
zephyr carrying 
whiffs of rosemary 
drenched in the ardor 
of Paris. 

©Neetu Malik

Previously published in The Poetic Bond V by Willowdown Books, U.K, in 2016


Some of Neetu’s Books

THE POETIC BOND VI

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THE POETIC BOND VI

THE POETIC BOND V

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THE POETIC BOND V
THE OCOTILLO REVIEW SUMMER 2018 VOL 2.2

THE POETIC BOND X

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THE POETIC BOND X

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Crumpled

August 26, 2022 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , , , ,

Crumpled

it is just another day 
with not much to say—  
so I pick up my thoughts 
make a crumpled ball 
to simply toss away 


from the early ticking of the clock 
through the sliding of the day 
tepid flows each striking hour 
measuring listless, mundane minutes
it is just another day


someone ought to strum 
the silent strings on this violin
so I pick it up

but it responds 
with a doleful, grainy screech 
instead of a soulful melody


I just hold it limply by the neck 
run my fingers along its shape 
and like my crumpled thoughts 
I toss it on the bed

 
there is really nothing to say 
the words have melted away 
into the stump of last night’s candle 
shapeless, obscure, worthless…

just another day

©Neetu Malik


Some of Neetu’s Books

THE POETIC BOND VI

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THE POETIC BOND VI

THE POETIC BOND V

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THE POETIC BOND V
THE OCOTILLO REVIEW SUMMER 2018 VOL 2.2

THE POETIC BOND X

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THE POETIC BOND X

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