Treasure Island

Mamta Agarwal

(March 27,1951 / India)

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! A moment in time! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


Summer at peak;
a young man
in a white singlet.

Summer at peak;
a young girl
in short sleeves.

Summer at peak;
A child licks
Ice cream.

Summer at peak;
an infant
On inhaler.

Summer at peak;
A young couple
Cosy in cinema hall seats.

Summer at peak;
A vendor
Sells lime water.

Summer at peak;
Gulmohar petals
lie limp on grass.

Summer at peak;
Dust haze,
Road rage.

Summer at peak;
beads of sweat
slide on lips.

Summer at peak,
Street wars,
Blame it on heat.

Submitted: Saturday, June 06, 2009
Edited: Saturday, June 06, 2009

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  • Raj Nandy (6/12/2009 2:27:00 AM)

    The poem reflects a slice of realism, - indeed the summer in Delhi is at its
    peak! And the forecast is that every year this heat will gradually rise due to
    global warming! Alarming! 10!
    -Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (6/11/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    The imagery of summer.I can feel the warmth. But where
    do all those moments go? The leaves will be falling
    before you know it. Very nostalgic, Mamta.

    As always,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (6/8/2009 9:34:00 AM)

    Summer at peak
    But you come up with this juicy greet
    Each word i pick
    With great devotion to marinate.

    Wow... i feel... let this poem don't end
    Let many more lines come in blend
    A joy ride with great append.

    Thank you dear poet for this wonderful write. (Report) Reply

  • Subroto Chatterjee (6/6/2009 10:24:00 PM)

    Please write one on: 'Monsoon at peak'....Quick, quick! ! You know why Mamta...The heat is getting on...
    Cheers.
    Subroto (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (6/6/2009 3:31:00 PM)

    hi mamta...u r very kind and partial to the sizzling summers
    nice poetic conect

    very nice lines
    cheers (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (6/6/2009 1:07:00 PM)

    A great poem with summer.
    You have observed from different corner.
    Sweet and cute poem with a lovely form.10+++ (Report) Reply

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