Near the Great River – Sunil Sharma

Near the Great River


In the rhythms of the Great River

Embedded/sedimented: Ode to Joy

Symphony No 9 in D minor, among other artifacts.

Be embraced, you millions!

This kiss is for the whole world!


How refreshing the lines from earlier!

How different now— the millennial universe!

Hate-filled, bomb-driven, suicidal killer!

What a moral climb-down!

The post-Renaissance poor inheritors!

The Great River carries the old treasure

Disseminates the joy and thrill

Of voices, lyrics and compositions that

Capture the best of this world!


Rest—on us!

© Sunil Sharma

Thumbnail About the Author

Mumbai-based, Sunil Sharma writes prose and poetry, apart from doing literary journalism and freelancing. A senior academic, he has been published in some of the leading international journals and anthologies. Sunil has got three collections of poetry, one collection of short fiction, one novel and co-edited five books of poetry, short fiction and literary criticism.

Recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012.

Another notable achievement is his select poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree-2015.

 He edits English section of the monthly Setu, a bilingual journal from Pittsburgh, USA:

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