All The Lonely People: Poems From Around The World: Reena Prasad Sharjah.


I am blessed to share my poem with many poets and writers all over the world who have taken the time to read and give lovely comments. I do not know what greater encouragement a person can have than this shower of blessings . I hope to keep writing better poems. Thank you-every single reader and friend for your love especially Niamh Clune and Plum Tree Books for her interest and effort in encouraging and sharing the poems of writers from all over. This poem is from the Plum Tree Books anthology “All the Lonely people”.

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This week, I am featuring one of our wonderful Indian poets: Reena Prasad Sharjah who contributed to our anthology: All The Lonely People. You can link to her here on Facebook.Butterflies Oftime Many thanks Reena for your beautiful poem.

In Absentia

Reena Prasad Sharjah
Butterflies Oftime

A rattan chair creaks to the rhythm
of a wind chime’s faint tinkle
A fat drop of water
plops into a plastic bucket keeping time
Invisible limbs stretch making the wooden bed groan
The lace curtain flaps nudged by an unseen breeze
A doll with two pigtails nods her head, freezing when I look
Soundtracks of urban life
the hum of the fridge, the clock’s tick
now insist on having my undivided attention
but bits of unfinished conversation, the zing of excited chatter,
memories of patter of tiny feet, the echoes of a thumping football,
the feel of a small, round head now…

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