Friday, July 3, 2015

Poetry--By Aju Mukhopadhyay--India

tiny off-white
neem flowers dance-
fragrant spring

dry winter ahead
dews are still on grass-
a moyna searches for insects

a hanging
river bridge we walk on
till our journey's end

child sleeps alone
under the purple sky-
bare beauty

hung from the sky
golden ball illuminates the earth-
Buddha Purnima

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. Aju,
    Liked these especially #4.
    Your new friend,

  2. You have written a magnificent poem. Your talents are expressed wondrously with this awesome set. I really enjoyed reading it this evening. Great work,


  3. These are lovely...the 1st, 3rd, and 4th ones in particular, those three resonate deeply with me. Thank you for sharing them. - Laura M Kaminski

  4. Very nice work, Aju. Colorful and well-written. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Fragile journey indeed we all tread. Great work. Ralph

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