Anita Nahal (Children's World)

Anita Nahal

Yipee, rain!!

i.
Doggo at window, sighs, nerves in crescendo, no bravado, yet.

ii.
Head turns, turns, no sounds, eyes still focused on rain-train droplets, driblets.

iii.
Wagging starts, body trots, booty shakes, eyes shine, ideas blink.

iv.
Rain increases, doggo beseeches. Twists, dances, jumps, whines, says,

v.
“It’s pouring cats and dogs! Bring em in for the party!” Wagging, grinning!

 

Doggo activities during #socialdistancing

i.
Climb, climb, climb a cushion mountain, like a sprightly goat, out of a moat.

ii.
Lay, lay, lay down quiet, not in a riot, but stealthy and wealthy.

iii.
Hear the oohs, aahhs, wows, yeahs of humans with a camera on clues

iv.
Push, push, push down the cushions, making it a fort. Me caught in the lot!

v.
Laugh, laugh, chuckle, cackle, strike a great pose. Humans got a smashing shot!

 

Bio Note: Anita Nahal

Anita Nahal is a Pushcart prize nominated Indian American poet, children’s writer, and editor. She teaches at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC. Anita has four poetry books, four for children and four edited anthologies to her credit among others. Her third poetry book, What’s wrong with us Kali women? was nominated by Cyril Dabydeen, Guyanese Indian Canadian & Ottawa poet laureate emeritus & novelist as the best poetry book, 2021 for Ars Notoria. It has also been prescribed as mandatory reading in an elective course on Multicultural Society at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Anita was a finalist in both the 2022 Cats Poetry Contest at The Ekphrastic Review, and in the 2021 Women’s Artist Contest also at The Ekphrastic Review. She also received an honorable mention in the 2016 Concretewolf Chapbook Contest. https://anitanahal.wixsite.com/anitanahal


3 comments :

  1. Made me nostalgic about the times with my own doggo! Loved it

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  2. It made me so nostalgic about my own doggo times! Loved the sound of the words and the images they created.

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  3. Thank you so much, Swati 🙏🏼

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