“SMITTEN” Anthology National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist

I'm so thrilled to announce that the anthology curated by Candice Daquin and published by the Indie Blue Press has been a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. I was lucky enough to have a short poem in this anthology. Below is the correspondence shared by the EIC  Candice Daquin from National Indie Award … Continue reading “SMITTEN” Anthology National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist

“She Speaks Up” – An Anthology celebrating the 100 years of the Woman Suffrage movement -is a free eBook on Amazon through Sunday.

This is an anthology of poems submitted by women, from around the world, to the first annual Jessie Butler Poetry Contest, in 2020. The contest celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote, on August 18, 1920. She Speaks Up! has been compiled in honor of Jessie … Continue reading “She Speaks Up” – An Anthology celebrating the 100 years of the Woman Suffrage movement -is a free eBook on Amazon through Sunday.

Poetry Published in the July 2020 Edition of Desh Videsh Magazine

I’m happy to share that one of my poems is published in the July 2020 Issue of the Desh Videsh Magazine in the “Poetry Section” corner.I’m really thankful to the editorial team of Raj and Aruna Shah for giving me this opportunity. In print since 1993, Desh-Videsh magazine reaches a wide audience of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi, and … Continue reading Poetry Published in the July 2020 Edition of Desh Videsh Magazine

Weeds

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“A weed is but an unloved flower.”
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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My heart and soul
a garden of weeds
growing for eternity
and deprived of the
beauty of the world
to feel and see

A garden of thoughts and
lanes of the insipid
turbid emotions
lying on these thin
alley
carrying the filth of years
within my heart too deep

No one has tended my thoughts
and looked under
that pile of rummage
what beauty
in growing under that mound
to see
what it hides beneath

Then you came along
with your healing touch
a touch so divine
you picked.. plucked all the weeds
planted lilies and roses to bloom
surely and beautifully
tending it beautifully
with your filigree touch
and transformed
this tangle of weeds
into a bouquet too sweet.

–Megha

Photo by Thomas Hafeneth on Unsplash

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The stillness of the thoughts

In response to the Tuesday Prompt at GoDogGO Cafe.Today’s prompt: Write a poem or piece of prose around the words “in the stillness” Incoherent Undefined; Unobstructed, Or refined Lost in the vision the state of my mind Tangled in thoughts Free from fear, Broken into pieces rolled in blood and smeared appalled by the atrocities, … Continue reading The stillness of the thoughts

Poetry published in the Lumiere Review #BlackLivesMatter feature

I'm honored to share this news that my poem "Asyphyxiated" has been published in the Lumiere Review as a response to the #BlackLivesMatter feature. I'm really thankful to the founder and editor in chief Jessica Kim for supporting my work. The Lumiere Review, fully support #blacklivesmatter. In addition to their general submissions, they have made … Continue reading Poetry published in the Lumiere Review #BlackLivesMatter feature

Press release and e-book publication for the community poem “Just Breathe” curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright and Arts House Production

I'm so excited to share the news that the recent community poem which I was featured in alongside 46 other talented poets of the Jersey City community which was curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashand Wright feature councilman/woman of the JC along with the JC Mayor Stephen Fulop has been published as an ebook. … Continue reading Press release and e-book publication for the community poem “Just Breathe” curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashad Wright and Arts House Production

List of Publications/Events for the month of June 2020

Happy to share my list of publications/events/prints for the month of June 2020. The following list may serve as potential places for new and emerging writers to send in their creative works for publications. All the best!! June has been a really wonderful month for me as I was blessed to be a winner in … Continue reading List of Publications/Events for the month of June 2020

Poetry Published in The Jessie Butler Woman’s Poetry Contest Anthology by Sierra Muses Press, California, USA

  I'm thrilled to receive my contributor copy of the Jessie Butler Woman's Contest Anthology 2020 "She Speaks Up".I'm really thankful to the EIC Mila Johansen for curating this anthology. I'm honored to have my poem "My Path to Freedom" featured in this book. This is an anthology of poems submitted by women, from around … Continue reading Poetry Published in The Jessie Butler Woman’s Poetry Contest Anthology by Sierra Muses Press, California, USA

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

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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