Summer 2024: Jayanthi Manoj

Jayanthi Manoj
This Summer in my Garden

The purple heart with its pink teeny-weeny flowers 
and dramatic foliage,
The peached easter lily with its baby-skinned blooms,
And the all-time resilient aloe vera
have a disquiet conversation
in my garden
on the near-scathing sunny attacks
of summer
and the calamitous irresponsibility of human nature.

The Colour Palette of Summer (Visuals)

The Purple Heart, Easter Lilies and Resilient Aloe Vera in Conversation

The Zesty Lemons- The Zing-Thing from my Neighbour’s Garden

The spirited cardinal red Ixora and their annual visitor Easter lilies

Bio: Jayanthi Manoj is Associate Professor of English, leadership and communication trainer, teacher-mentor, public speaker and Dean of International Affairs, Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli, India. A widely anthologized Indian English poet, her books include Sketches: From the Pages of my Diary, Poems (2008) and Mordecai Richler Texts and Contexts A New Historicist Approach (2022), a critique. Her academic lectures and literary readings are available on her YouTube channel 'Voices and Whispers'.

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