Poetry: Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

Padmaja Iyengar 'Paddy'

Some memories
Bring on a smile
Some memories
Trigger a bile

Some Memories
Keep haunting
Some memories
Keep taunting

Some memories
Simply tickle
Some memories
Tend to pickle

Some memories
Seem wrong
Some memories
Seem life-long

Some memories
Stifle us
Some Memories
Baffle us

Some memories
Refuse to go
Some memories
Hurt us so

Some memories
Play tricks
Some Memories
Give kicks

Some memories
We relive
Some memories
We outlive

Most memories
Linger a while
And later become
A part of the pile

My memories -
A riot of hues
A reverie
In which I fuse.


inseparables -
cricket bat and ball
hitting out at each other

commentator’s box -
a veritable beehive
cricket’s the buzzword

umpire’s finger up
bowler dances
batsman glares at silly point

butter fingers
sitter missed
catches win matches

sixers’ galore
stadium upbeat
cheer girls dead beat

cricket and politics
matches fixed
elections rigged

(Cricket World Cup – 30 May to 14 July, 2019)

Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy, a senior ex-banker and a former urban governance consultant, is currently the Hon. Literary Advisor, The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati (CCVA), and on the Advisory Panel of International Society for Intercultural Studies and Research (ISISAR), Kolkata. Her maiden poetry collection ‘P-En-Chants’ has been recognized as a Unique Record of Excellence by the India Book of Records. She has compiled and edited 5 international multilingual poetry anthologies, one of them ‘WWW – Women, Wit & Wisdom’ of women poets. The other four, ‘Amaravati Poetic Prism’ 2015 to 2018, have received world-wide recognition with the 2016 and 2017 editions recognized by the Limca Book of Records and the 2018 edition with 1111 poems in 107 languages under active Limca consideration again. An official Member of the World Nation Writers’ Union in Kazakhstan, she is regularly invited to national and international literary events to read her poems. Her poems, articles and short stories, some of them prize-winners, have been published in various national and international anthologies, print journals and e-zines. Her poems have been translated into several languages. She was the Guest Editor of ‘Women, Power & Creativity’ edition of the Pittsburgh-based e-zine SETU-March, 2019, in which she has presented 312 poems by 110 women poets from 25 countries.

Paddy is the recipient of SETU-2018 Award for Excellence (Special Mention-Individual), the title of “Distinguished Literary Personality” from Vishwabharati Research Centre / Sahitya Anand, India and “Ambassador De Literature” Medal from Motivational Strips, for her contributions and service to literature.

1 comment :

  1. "SOME MEMORIES..." is beautifully penned with opposite dimensions life offers us. love the sonority and the flow of the words. kudos dear poet,


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