A Clandestine Affair

In response to Today's prompt: Write something around the words “mystic moonlight”  at GoDogGo Cafe A sliver of the frothy blessing passing through the narrow panes of my window. Making slant appearances on my parquet floor. The night is young and the waxing moon is bathing in the epitome of its beauty. Shining down on … Continue reading A Clandestine Affair

Location

Between the thumb and the forefinger where I'm counting and mapping your freckles as my fingers slide over your curves and etches a map of my universe where my soul my love my passion finds solace, And in every nook and corner of your soul I find shelter for my darkness to hide and dissolve … Continue reading Location

Poetry Published in the April Issue of Florida based Desh Videsh Magazine

I'm happy to share that few of my poems were published in the Spring 2020 Issue of the Desh Videsh Magazine in the "Poetry Section" corner. Yesterday I received my contributor copy and am sharing a few pictures from it. I’m really thankful to the editorial team of Raj and Aruna Shah for giving me this … Continue reading Poetry Published in the April Issue of Florida based Desh Videsh Magazine

Poetry performed in the Wild sound Festival, Los Angeles-“Surreal”

Megha's World

This feels so exciting as one of my poems have been performed by an artist and made into a small video. It’s an amazing feeling to see your poem transcend into a new dimension when its coupled with powerful images and sound.

Wild Sound Festival is a weekly Film Festival in Toronto & Los Angeles where the screenplay & story readings performed by professional actors. At least 25 performance videos and movies (books and poems turned into a film) made a month.

Here is the link to the video for the poem “Surreal“. The poem has been performed by the actor Carina Cojeen.

Please watch and share your precious thoughts in the comments section.

As always, I’m really grateful to my readers for giving me the strength to move ahead in my writing journey and conquer my personal writing milestones.

Happy blogging!

Megha Sood

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Live to the fullest

“One clear moment, one of trance  One missed step, one perfect dance  One missed shot, one and only chance  Life is all...but one fleeting glance.”  ― Sanober Khan Oh there it goes fleetingly, swimmingly, gently, just another moment traveling on that speck dust on that sliver of light which you hardly noticed with our heads down and … Continue reading Live to the fullest

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 thrilled to be in the feature ” Alien Buddha Contracts COVID 19″  by Alien Buddha Press. I received my copy yesterday and am sharing a few pictures.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 … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Alien Buddha Press-The Alien Buddha Contracts Covid-19: Act 10 (the series finale’): Movement of Ja People

Poetry published in the Pendemic Journal, Ireland.

Thrilled to share the news that my poem “Angels in Blue” which I wrote as an ode to the medical workers during COVID-19 now shares the space with the poem written by the President of Ireland Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins
You can read his poem ” Take care” here

http://pendemic.ie/take-care-a-poem-by-president-of-ireland-uachtaran-na-heireann-michael-d-higgins/

Megha's World

I’m happy to see my poem “Angels in Blue” which I wrote as an ode of the health workers working in the front line fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic. I really appreciate the efforts of editing team comprising of Joy Redmond, Liz Quirke, Niall McArdle, and Ruth McKee of the Pendemic  Journal for supporting my work.

They are a group of writers that met at the John Hewitt International Summer Schoolin Armagh, Ireland in July 2019. They created this site to publish new writing in response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

We cannot thank enough these angels in blue who are risking the life and their families in being at the frontline fighting this deadly pandemic.

You can read my poem here.

Stay safe and Healthy!!

Megha Sood

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Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume Quarantine Edition

I’m so happy to receive my copy of the Otherwise Engaged Literary and Arts Journal Fifth Volume Quarantine Edition featuring three of my poems I’m really thankful to the EIC Marzia Dessi for her support. Otherwise Engaged is biannual literature and arts journal open to submissions from all artists, writers, and photographers worldwide. You can … Continue reading Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume Quarantine Edition

Poetry published in “An elephant never”-“The day begins again”

One of the publications special to me.

Megha's World

So thrilled to receive the acceptance of two of my poems for the poetry journal ” An Elephant Never”. So thankful tot he EIC Andre Lepine for supporting my work.

An elephant never is a journal inspired by our favorite pachyderm and each week, they offer truncated tales (flash fiction), rumbling rhymes (poetry), elephant art, and creative nonfiction on a variety of themes.

One of my poems got published today and the second one will be published later.

Do read the published pome here and share your view.

Happy Blogging!

Megha Sood

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Response to the Tuesday Prompt at the GoDogGo cafe

Today’s prompt: Use “beautiful dreamer” in a piece of poetry or prose Daydreamer They call me a daydreamer, a person who still believes in fairy tales and the shiny unicorn riding through the enchanted forests. The one who still believes in the tooth fairy and Santa clause dispensing gifts for good deeds done through the purest … Continue reading Response to the Tuesday Prompt at the GoDogGo cafe

Poetry featured on the Poetry Society of New York as the Pandemic May Day Sonnet poems collaboration

PSNY and Pandemic Poems paired poets up from all over the world to collaborate on a series of Pandemic Poems. Poets were given a partner, a first line, and the last line. Each pair worked together, going line for line, to co-create a sonnet in a single day (May Day). Throughout the day each poem traveled … Continue reading Poetry featured on the Poetry Society of New York as the Pandemic May Day Sonnet poems collaboration

Belief

Megha's World

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”
– E.A. Bucchianeri

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I’ve always been looking

for empty spaces

spaces in your heart

spaces in your fleeting glance

to adjust mine

space next to you in the library,

an empty cozy corner in the party,

where the deafening noise is

calmed by your soothing voice

space next to you

on the commuter train

next to you in the bar

where I can sit and listen to all

the stories you have to say

I went to all the bars and the cocktails places

and looked for you in the half-filled drink

walked all the dark alleys

alone

seeking for the company

under the moonlit sky
where you might have been

I always looked for the spaces

between my fingers

meticulously made

to adjust yours

I always thought the curve of my body

in the night was like that

to…

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Featured in “Just Breathe”- Jersey City Community Poem curated by JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright

In April 2020, Art House Productions began collaboration on the Jersey City Community Poem project and received submissions from 42 poets with the theme: “Life in the Pandemic and Beyond: Quarantine, Devastation, and Hope for the Future.” Jersey City Poet Laureate, Rashad Wright, then curated the pieces into one crowdsourced, community poem entitled "Just Breathe" … Continue reading Featured in “Just Breathe”- Jersey City Community Poem curated by JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright

Poetry published in Spring 2020 The Poet Theme: War and Battle

I’m honored to be featured in the Spring edition of The Poet Magazine(UK) – War and Battle” anthology curated by the EIC Robin. Two of my poems namely  “Missed Boat” and “Syria- Living in a War Zone” have been featured in the Spring edition. I really honored to be sharing space with Linda Imbler, Moinak … Continue reading Poetry published in Spring 2020 The Poet Theme: War and Battle

State-level Winner First Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020

I’m so thrilled and excited to share this news that my poem "My Survival Story” has been selected for the First Position as the winner in the state-level poetry contest conducted by the National Alliance of New Jersey ( NAMI ) for its DARA Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest.  NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide … Continue reading State-level Winner First Position for the NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020

List of Publication/Events/Interview for the month of May 2020

I'm happy to share my list of publications for the month of April 2020.The idea behind to share the places I have been published is to create a online resource for the writers looking to publish their work. 1. Willowdown Bookshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/poetry-published-in-the-anthology-poems-from-the-lockdown-by-willowdown-books/ 2. Nightingale and Sparrow, Melody Issuehttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/poetry-published-in-melody-issue-6-of-nightingale-and-sparrow-magazine/ 3. Arts House festival, Virtual Acess JC Fridayshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/jersey-city-community-poem-video-premiere-at-virtual-access-jc-fridays/ 4. … Continue reading List of Publication/Events/Interview for the month of May 2020

Shorlisted in TWIBB (The Woman Inc. Beyond Black) Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019

  I'm so thrilled to share that my poem "Does hurt have a gender?" have been shortlisted for the coveted TWIBB Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019. The poem will be featured in the anthology soon to be published featuring the winners and the shortlisted poems. So thankful to the EIC Pooja Garg and the rest … Continue reading Shorlisted in TWIBB (The Woman Inc. Beyond Black) Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019

DONT WAIT TILL YOU NEED A HASHTAG TOO

I can't begin to tell how enraged and angry and heartbroken I have been for the past few days. This systemic oppression of the African American communities and the blatant violation of their human rights have been going on forever. How do you survive a system when the only people who are supposed to be … Continue reading DONT WAIT TILL YOU NEED A HASHTAG TOO

Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume

I'm so happy to announce that three of my poems have been included int he Fifth Volume of the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume. I'm really thankful to the EIC Marzia Dessi for her support. Otherwise Engaged is biannual literature and arts journal open to submissions from all artists, writers, and photographers worldwide. You … Continue reading Poetry published in the Otherwise Engaged Literary Journal Fifth Volume