Sunil Uniyal

(14 January 1953 - / Lucknow / India)

Best Poem of Sunil Uniyal

A Song For The Defeated

A win, a clap, a cheer, a pat -
We ne'er had that, we ne'er had that.

We went to woods for butterflies,
came back with dust in our eyes
and in our bag a lousy bat.
We ne'er had that, we ne'er had that.

We were like sailors o'er the seas,
against the storms, against the breeze,
we went to rocks, our ships fell flat.
We ne'er had that, we ne'er had that.

Not that we did not persevere,
nor that our bid was insincere,
ill-luck crossed us like a cat.
We ne'er had that, we ne'er had that.

Scorn us not, O Miss Fortune!
what if our cry...

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Some More Winter Haiku

fog in the valley~
trees and mountains recede
then vanish
... ...

the dawn's draped in fog,
the pheasant forgets to sing~
where are you, O sun?
... ...

the sun-god at last
felling fog with his arrows -
trees and hills appear.

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