Love, Nature


Every dawn I travel back -forth from hell

blazing flames of pain resting in the darkest

gorges of  sufferings torments me as naked

infernos burn my parched skins


Revealing to me  translucent blisters hiding

beneath my skins but as the coolness of 

dusk swaddles me in its scarlet twilights


I swallow my miseries like  a bitter pill

imagining that  these woes will relieve my

pains , heal the erect blisters as venom

cures venom, suffering begets endurance.


Madam Giselle
Love, poetry

The Robe of Woes

While many are busy taking dips in the

tears of self-gloat, I stitched myself a golden

robe, embellished with the thin silver wires

of saline tears…


Embroidered mighty rivers with scarlet

drops of blood, ruby rivers flowing through

ancient courses of hems and stitches,


The lush strings of  pangs of suffering to weave

tight-hymned maids eager to take plunge in

cerulean waters to spare themselves

the sorrows of broken-hearts.


The luminous copper threads of fine miseries

to lace together the old cupid boys’ sans

dimples flanking on either side a grayish figure

of plight adorned on a turquoise pom-pom vessel

on the frothy waves of cherry rivers,

A Third Coming may be.


While some are busy taking dips in tears

of self-gloating I wear my splendid robe

sewed out of woes and despair specially

at twilight with a marked pride of a society

lady carrying a  smile finished with

barbed wires.




Humanity, Kindness, Compassion, Inspiration, Love, Nature, poetry, Self-Help


Brownish hue of 
Suffering settles 
On top like fumes
From chimney 
Silently embraces
Heart, moist 
Vapors tickling 
From eyes, a
Loyal companion 
Of poets of my
Kinds, between
Pen and paper 
Lies a gentle heartache 
A tingling pain
Mysterious melancholia 
Sitting with me on 
The dusty couch 
Sipping wine from the same
 cup, air filled
With soft notes of melody 
Sung by suffering.

Tanya Shukla