Neera Kashyap: Poetry (Life, Cognition and Creativity)

Neera Kashyap

from pond’s depth circles 
widen to the surface –
kingfisher stock-still

faces lit by
fire –
Master’s silence
forest pines –
fireflies light up
the silence

river’s chant - 
glacier rain waterfall stream …
all river

mountain pass –
wind roars…
drops into silence


beacon beam –
boat amid giant reefs
sights harbour lights
winter sun glazes
limbs slowly -
cat winks
trout leap high in air 
as mountain river gushes -
fishing ban 


Lockdown I practice telepathy

Bio: Neera Kashyap has worked on health, social and environmental communications. As an author, she has published a book of stories for young adults titled, ‘Daring to dream’ (Rupa & Co.,2003) and contributed to five prize-winning anthologies published by Children’s Book Trust. As a literary writer of short fiction, poetry, essays, story/book reviews and creative non-fiction, her work has appeared in two poetry anthologies published in the U.K. (Clarendon Publishing House and The Poet) and in several South Asian journals including Papercuts, Kitaab, Mad in Asia and Out of Print & Blog. She lives in Delhi.

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