Author: New Asian Writing

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‘Ophelia’s Song’ by Sandhya Pai

“Nymph, in thy orisons Be my sins remembered!” Fair game was I naïve and nubile; hackneyed nothings pitter-pattered from your lips filling my being – summer showers on desert sands. A gull, a dull fool never was there to sense…

‘FOX’ by Sandhya Pai

This morning on the way home turning the bend hesitatingly, I saw a fox. To make sure I blinked my eyelids, you were not to be seen. This time you have disappeared faster than when I used to see you…

‘Finding Anant’ by Daya Bhat

The Date 2

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Anu scanned the place to catch some known faces. There weren’t any. The coffee shop was bustling with youngsters lost in their own world. Colourful outfits, loud chatter…

“The Man In A Wheelchair.”

Do not pity us, Seated upon our wheelchairs, We are an asset and not a liability, Able to rise up, Leaping with joy and pouring in laughter,   We are not fragile, Nor are we sick in our minds, Take…

“The Power of Forgiveness’ by Lazola Pambo

It takes a man and a woman of courage, To ask for forgiveness, The heart lives in pain but the mind lives in denial, How exceptional indeed, When broken pieces are gathered once again Domestic violence Never shows any harmony…

‘Elegy’ by Prathap Kamath

The news of ends came mounting the whitest clouds; they showered each time I shivered a cool drizzle as soft as mother’s kiss that got warmer by the moment falling upon me.   Each loved one went silently down; bubbles…

‘Sinking’ by Prathap Kamath

Sinking When the waters refuse To swallow the sails   Sinking When the body blooms And the mind rots   Sinking When all that laughter won’t Wipe a little pain   Sinking When the blood of life Goes black with…

‘Morning’ by Prathap Kamath

Water boils in the steel pot held over the blue flame;   bubbles rising from the bottom as small as mustard seeds   move up in a tornado growing as they swirl to surface   big and strong as life…