Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Welcome, Welcome!--By Aju Mukhopadhyay--India

Welcome, Welcome! 

After the copious rains
during the small hours of the morning
copper colour Sun rising above the awning
water glistening on the leaves
and atop the grass head
ever fresh smell
rising from the soil
overwhelm me with all their wonder
beyond any human fervor; 
beyond the human nests
roads and traffic order
beyond the trees and bushes
chirping birds
a gleam spreads over the seas and hills and meadows
beyond the horizon without shadows;
without a desire an aspiration soon
rises up to the sky
grateful for the unasked for boon
without a desideratum
welcome, welcome!

Aju Mukhopadhyay, a bilingual award winning poet, author and critic, writes fictions and essays too. He has authored 32 books and received several poetry awards from India and USA besides other honours. Recently he has received Albert Camus Centenary Writing Award, 2013 from Canada / Cyprus. He is a regular contributor to various magazines and e-zines in India and abroad. He is in the editorial and advisory board of some important literary journals. His poems and short stories have been widely anthologised and translated. 


  1. Dear Aju,
    This poem definitely has a welcoming atmosphere.Thank you for the copper sun and glistening water.

    1. Thanks for your good understanding which is always Welcome

  2. oooh, you do transport the read with your words - thank you

  3. Thank you for the wonderful poem, Aju. I enjoyed it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  4. nicely done Aju,best wishes,angelee

  5. Hi Aju, The title "Welcome, Welcome" got my attention beyond
    any human fervor; beyond the human nests roads and traffic
    order, beyond the trees and bushes chirping birds made me
    stay at attention to the last words welcome welcome.
    Sold me well, good writing.