Satis Shroff's Blog – January 2011 Archive (5)

Zeitgeistpoems: Catmandu is Still Nepal (Satis Shroff)

 

 

Cathmandu is Still Nepal (Satis Shroff)



There were two young men,

Brothers who left their homes

In the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas.

The older one, for his father had barked at him,

“Go to Nepal and never come home again.”

The younger…

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Added by Satis Shroff on January 31, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments

Creative Writing Critique by Satis Shroff: Wings of Time

 

 

Creative Writing Critique (Satis Shroff): WINGS OF TIME

Review: Sharma, Suyog Wings of Time, Publisher Basundhara Sharma, St. Mary’s Hill (India) First Edition 2007,

56 pages, $ 10 (ISBN: None)

 

Wings of Time is a work of power in the sense that the young poet was aware in his musings that life had cheated on him and…

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Added by Satis Shroff on January 21, 2011 at 6:19am — No Comments

Zeitgeistlyrik: The Garden,

THE GARDEN (Satis Shroff)



I sat in the garden

With Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure on my lap,

And saw a small butterfly

With dark spots on its frail wings,

Violet patterns on its tail.

It was Aglais utricae

Flattering lightly

Between the marigolds

And chrysanthemums.



The Potentilla nepalensis

Was growing well

Under the shade of the rhododendrons.

The great pumpkin was spreading

Its leafy tentacles… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on January 17, 2011 at 6:48am — No Comments

The Gurkha Blues (Satis Shroff)

The Gurkha Blues (Satis Shroff)





“Ayo Gurkhali!” “

Here come the Gurkhas!”

This was the battle-cry

that filled the British heart,

with pride and admiration,

and put the foe in fear.



Now the Gurkhas are not upon you.

They are with you, among you, in London, …

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Added by Satis Shroff on January 14, 2011 at 4:15am — No Comments

Creative Writing Critique (Satis Shroff): FIRE IN THE BLOOD

Creative Writing Critique (Satis Shroff): FIRE IN THE BLOOD

Review: Irene…

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Added by Satis Shroff on January 10, 2011 at 5:56am — No Comments

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