Various types of poetry including epic, lyrics, metaphysical, narrative, romantic, modern, lyrical and reflective poetry.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Snowmen by Agha Shahid Ali
by Agha Shahid Ali
My ancestor, a man
of Himalayan snow,
came to Kashmir from Samarkand,
carrying a bag
of whale bones:
heirlooms from sea funerals.
carved from glaciers, his breath
he froze women in his embrace.
His wife thawed into stony water,
her old age a clear
his skeleton under my skin, passed
from son to grandson,
generations of snowmen on my back.
They tap every year on my window,
their voices hushed to ice.
No, they won’t let me out of winter,
and I’ve promised myself,
even if I’m the last snowman,
that I’ll ride into spring
on their melting shoulders.
Rakesh Patel is a poet, freelance content writer and teacher. Born on 2 May 1979 in Valsad (Gujarat), India, he took his Masters Degree (M. A.) in English Literature from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India.
Gujarat State Eligibility Test (Gujarat SET) Qualified
His poems have been published in “Moments of Revelation” by Deshkal Publication, Kolkata
Recently, his poems have been anthologized in an international poetry anthology:
1. POETS FOR WORLD PEACE Vol. I, Vesta Publications, Canada, ISBN: 978-0-919301-31-3.
2. POETS FOR WORLD PEACE Vol. 2, Vesta Publications, Canada, ISBN:
His poems have appeared in:
1. Kritya, an international journal of poetry publishing contemporary Indian & world poetry VOL- VI / ISSUE – II (August -2010) (ISSN 0976-514X)
2. Danse Macabre, an Online Literary Magazine (ISSN 2152-4580).
He is an active representative (from Gujarat) for STEPHEN GILL WORLD PEACE MISSION. SGWPA, INTER CONTINENTAL (Africa-America-Asia).