"Sulphur Cosmos: A message" by Sunil Sharma
Against the immensity of the sky
the vividness of the blue freckled with white,
the Sulphur Cosmos as twins delicate
their stunning yellow kissed by a passing shadow
of a distant cloud, thus rendering it an odd mixture
of the golden- auburn blooming on tender green of
the slender stems;
the Sulphur Cosmos not dwarfed or intimidated by
the infinity stretched tight above,
the flowers are pretty to the eyes and home to the
birds and monarch butterflies.
The Sulphur Cosmos survives
harsh sun, droughts and pests or insects cannot
damage or destroy them, despite their fragility,
and that is the lesson we drive from this friendship flower
nothing should keep us down, whatever the adversity!
Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 19 published books: Six collections of poetry; two of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015.
Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA:
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