Neera Kashyap: Poetry (Life, Cognition and Creativity)

Neera Kashyap
Haiku/Senryu/Monoku

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

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

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

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mountain pass –
wind roars…
drops into silence
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Senryu

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

Lockdown I practice telepathy
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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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