Category: NAW Poetry

‘Continuous Surveillance’ by Saima Eman

Where did you place your dining mat? Why does your belly seem so fat? I asked for tomatoes and you brought onions! Look at the way you dress, weird in millions! Where are you going? When would you come? Digested…

‘Caged Freedom’ by Salonee Kumar

Sometimes when I look up at the sky And catch a glimpse of a bird or two, I wonder how those wings smoothly fly Ever so easily, cutting through the blue.   Sometimes I hear a crow crowing, Its smooth,…

‘Warriors’ by Aditi Upmanyu

As we wait with bated breath, Good prophesies of the sky, Curses fall above us, and curses fall below us, And some deeds refuse to die. As we traverse the sands of time, Leaving memories behind, Some whispering, wispy ones…

‘Words and Curves’ by Megha Rao

Megha Rao

After the terrible fight that leaves us broken and in parts like bread crumbs on a lonely Sunday breakfast plate- I grab you by the chin and work your jaw until you spill all the words out- Your tongue rolls…

‘Apology To My Body’ by Megha Rao

Megha Rao

Body, you are a miracle. Blemish, dark spot and mole; cellulite, layered skin, or skeleton frame, they (who they?) decided numbers for you. Waist sizes, hip sizes, thunder thighs, needle arms, beautiful, ugly (skinny, fat, thin, curvy, busty, chubby, blah,…

‘The dying of the day’ by Lily C. Fen

Lily C. Fen

Lying on an island of sand that appeared thirty minutes ago.   the season’s low tide has given way to the day’s current.   Here is my island   Lady Sun sleepy   she slowly slides behind the mountains at…

‘Un Answered’ by N S Abhayakumar

Why is it glowing, like candles over the grave of dreams , the radiance of affection. Why is it flowing on; like a veil over the face of fate , the river of voids. Why is it lingering on even…