Sumita Dutta Shoam, INDIA

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Dawning Sun adorned blushing Sky—
Pastel blues and bronze swirled alight.
Older Day, tribulations swamped,
muddled the colours white.
Midday Air sweltered, whipped
Minds and contused bodies taut.
Purple lacerated and blood stained
Firmament numb, Day smothered Sun.
Sky screamed inflamed black and blue,
but blinkered man ploughed on.
Carrying boulders of knotted muscles,
He cleaved to all-encompassing Love.
Fiery nurturer, she wished to succour all
But strictures twisted her splendid form.
A new Sun begets a new Day;
Will Day love today? Sky shall paint
In ecstasy and Breeze dance in symphony.
Let Humanity bloom sans judgement, thrive
In Nature’s bounty. Let each love themselves,
Celebrate, and honour their individuality.
Let them search within and find splendour—
Treasure trove worthy of Nature’s progeny.
When Day ensconces Sun abed with Night
Let Love rhapsodise Earth with joyous life.

Sumita Dutta Shoam is the founder of Adisakrit, a publishing house that takes pride in publishing a variety of genres. She enjoys most creative mediums of expressions. She has a degree in Fine Arts and loves photography. Writing has been a passion from her teens, growing out of her obsession with reading. She believes that there are three necessities that enrich this world and her writing is usually tossed with these ingredients—compassion, beauty, and humour. She is the author of ‘The Heart of Donna Rai’ a historical fiction set in 1975 Bengal.
She has her blog:  https//

Best of Women Poetry -2020 :: Setu, March 2020

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