Time smoothes rainbow hardness

Of tree basalt, vermillion jasper,

Silvery granite and pale feldspar

With the help of humdrum

But patient jeweler of tides;

Volcano-born, earthquake-quarried,

Heat-cracked, wind-carved,

Death shapes compact among the rocks;

It drifts light as a fractured bone

When the tide uncovers,

It blinks among the smashed shells,

Upset by gulls, bleached by salt and sun

The broken crockery of living things;

An eagle surveys from the upland,

Unsympathetic to the burdens

I have carried here;

The sea would not hug me, so I sit,

Hollow as driftwood, jumbled as pebbles




Sandeep Kumar Mishra


About the Poet and artist


Sandeep Kumar Mishra is a writer, poet, and lecturer in English Literature.Last year his work published in more than 50 national and international magazines. He has edited a collection of poems by various poets – Pearls (2002) and written a professional guidebook -How to be (2016) and a collection of poems and art-Feel My Heart(2016)


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