I’m so happy that one of my poems got included in the “Poetry From The Lockdown” anthology published by the UK based Willowsdown Press. The anthology features the work from the 115 poets across the world. The book has been beautifully sectioned into nine parts namely Social Distance, Inside, Virus, Wry, Art, Close, Social Politico, This Spring, … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology “Poems from the Lockdown” by Willowdown Books
I’m thrilled to have my poem “Bittersweet Symphony” included in the Issue 6 Melody of the Nightingale and Sparrow Press. I’m really thankful to the entire team and EIC Juliette Sebock for making me part of this beautiful gorgeous magazine. The cover in the meantime is a photo by Martina Rimbaldo and is titled “rose is … Continue reading Poetry Published in Melody Issue 6 of Nightingale and Sparrow Magazine
I'm very excited to announce that my poem has been included in the Jersey City Community Poem. Jersey City community poem has been curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright as part of the Virtual Access JC Fridays for the following theme "Life in the Pandemic and Beyond: Quarantine, Devastation, and Hope for the Future". … Continue reading Jersey City Community Poem Video Premiere at Virtual Access JC Fridays
So thrilled to see my micro poem featured today in the Nightingale and Sparrow. They have selected 15 micro poems for their Instagram series to be published daily leading to the release of Issue 2 “Renaissance” on 16th May. I’m really thankful to EIC Juliette Sebock for supporting my work and composing it so beautifully.
You can find my micro poem here.
So thrilled to be included in the Online Poetry reading series "Poetry and prose in the time of Pandemic" by Pittsburg, USA based bilingual magazine Setu Bilingual सेतु पत्रिका. Really thankful to the EIC Sunil Sharma and Anurag Sharma for giving me the chance. Setu Magazine has been curating the poetry read by poets all over … Continue reading Poetry reading for the online series by Setu Magazine, Pittsburg, USA
Today’s prompt: End a piece of prose or poetry with the phrase “I miss you” The days are elongated. Stretched like the unending crimson dreams of you and me together. Taking unending walks along the beach when the soft sands keep getting stuck between our toes. Making small islands of love. Salt and the sediment … Continue reading Response to the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at the GoDogGo cafe
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I’m so happy and thrilled to share the poem written by my 8-year-old son, Siddharth. He wrote this as part of the poetry week in his school. Please read the poem and share your views. I will pass on your feedback to him.
The skies are purple, the sun is blue, the clouds are yellow, and the river is brown.
It’s like we’re in an alien world; everything’s the same except the color.
It’s like ultraviolet rays are approaching your eyes and you can’t believe your eyes, forget about the cartoons.
It’s like you’ve stepped into a mysterious portal in the middle of nowhere and it is impossible to arrive in the modern world; your destiny.
There might be much more than color, maybe all that’s left is to open the door.
and think you are dreaming.
First Published in FIVE:2: ONE #sideshow magazine, Sept 2018 That dark well in the courtyard is like a monster as it devoured my sister and never spat her out that dark window sill is blackened by my mother's elbows as she waited patiently for my father to arrive those cracks in the basement door plays … Continue reading House(Micro poetry and spoken word)
I'm thrilled to share this news that my poem "Peace - A Metaphor For Denial" has been chosen as the First-place winner in the adult category for the Poetry Month Challenge 2020. The Adult Prize is also known as the Spring Robinson/Mahogany Red Lit Prize. The poem will receive a publication in the next edition … Continue reading Winner of the Spring Robinson/ Mahogany Red Lit Prize 2020
I'm picking scabs pieces, leftovers, little-little tiny pieces stuck here and there slipped and stuck between the cracks trying hard to get to them using my bony fingers, knuckles and what not, to scrape and brush and cleanse my soul, of all the debris you have left inside those little fragments shards piercing my heart … Continue reading Sojourn
I'm thrilled to have my poem "Bittersweet Symphony" included in the Issue 6 Melody of the Nightingale and Sparrow Press. The Magazine is out to be published in May end. I'm really thankful to the entire team and EIC Juliette Sebock for making me part of this beautiful gorgeous magazine. The cover in the meantime … Continue reading Poetry to be published in the Issue 6 Melody Issue by Nightingale and Sparrow Press
I'm so thrilled to be in the feature " Alien Buddha Contracts COVID 19" by Alien Buddha Press. I'm really thankful to the EIC Nicholas Redf for making me part of the final installment of the feature. I'm honored to be sharing space with Jeremy Blizard, Brian Rihlmann, Jay Passer, Carrie Magness Radna, Mike Zone, Marian … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Alien Buddha Press-The Alien Buddha Contracts Covid-19: Act 10 (the series finale’): Movement of Ja People
I’m so proud to be part of the online series JCTC CONVERSATIONS: VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Hosted by the Jersey City Theather Artistic Director Olga Levina. JCTC’s new weekly online series brings together artists from the Jersey City community and from around the world for an interactive experience featuring performances, interviews & discussion. I was invited … Continue reading Featured as one of the artists in the Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC)Conversation Online -Voices from around the World by Olga Levina Episode: Strength
An ode to amazing, strong, brave, gentle, unapologetic, unabashed, caring, independent, fierce and loving women in our lives on Women's international day!! Be like a waterfall roaring and empowering gushing down with strength' and the beauty for all to see Be like a bird a phoenix to rise from the ashes when the world around … Continue reading Semblance
I'm so thrilled to share the news that I have been longlisted in the UK based coveted Erbacce Poetry Prize 2020. This year the competion received a whopping submission of 9000+ entries and my poem was one of the 120 longlisted entries. The annual erbacce poetry competition with great prizes for the best seven poets. The outright winner will be … Continue reading Longlisted for the Uk based Erbacce Poetry Prize 2020 amongst 9000+ entries
“A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.” ― Alfred Tennyson Cascading truth tucked and compressed buried under the dearth of lies And layers and layers of false reasoning I couldn't find my way out through this pile This swamp of lies angst and pain This quagmire of broken dreams Is taking … Continue reading Cascading truth
So thrilled to share my poem "Mirage" published today on the Free Verse Revolution in response to their monthly prompt. You can read the poem here. Happy Blogging! Megha Sood
Poetry published on the Free Verse Revolution. So thankful to the brilliant EIC Kristiana for her support
I’m almost there
dragging my feet
pushing myself to the limit
almost running out of breath
breathless and panting
I’m almost there
I can see the finish line
my heart beating still
pulling myself with all my strength
and still not losing the grin
I’m almost there
pushing my boundaries
and testing my limits
saying a prayer under my breath
and I’m still kicking
I’m almost there
I have surpassed all the pain and hunger
nothing can break my resolve anymore
Nobody can put a stop to it
when I’m on a roll
I am almost there
as I can see the hint of the light
still twinkling and still fading at times
Hoping to make it
and hoping to reach on time
I’m almost there
I’m almost at the finish line
not knowing that
the mirage always has a way to shine.
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“Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche We all are trying to touch the bottom of the madness the absolute end to visualize how far we can stretch our insanity and how much it can take the pressure and survive till it breaks down and shatters into small bits of craziness and false … Continue reading We are poets
I’m beyond thrilled to be published in this esteemed NY based Poetry magazine established in 1914. So thankful to the EIC Jennifer Garner for giving it a home.
DEEMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES “THE IMPETUOUS RADICALISM OF LITERARY UPSTARTS” AND MORE RECENTLY, BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, “THE SNOB’S SOLUTION TO THE INTERNET’S DEMOCRATIZING INFLUENCE ON THE ARTS,” STAT®REC IS UNCOMPROMISING AS TO ITS STATED POLITICAL AND CULTURAL AGENDA: TOTAL WORLD DOMINATION FOR ARTISTS.
Do read my poem here.
I'm so thrilled to be selected as one of the winners in the Jessie Butler Poetry Contest 2020. This contest is conducted by Mila Johanson, Grand Daughter of Jessie Haver Butler, as a homage to the 100th of the Women's Suffrage movement. The winning entries will be curated into a book marking the 100th anniversary … Continue reading Winner in the Jessie Butler Women Poetry Contest 2020
I'm so thrilled to share the news of the publication of my two poems in the Spring Edition of Poetica Review. So thankful to the EIC Mark A Murphy for giving me the opportunity. I'm blessed to share space with RC deWinter, Brian Rihlmman, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, and many others. POETiCA REViEW stands in contradistinction … Continue reading Poetry Published in Poetica Review Spring Edition Issue 5
“There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.” ― Kahlil Gibran You are weighed down by the burden of your words it's bringing you down it's leaving a scar on your souls an indelible mark a horseshoe, a tattoo etched deeply in your deep abyss where … Continue reading Lacrymosa