Ranjana Sharan Sinha


Ranjana Sharan Sinha


Ghazal- 13


Fossilized footprints on the heart like Meenakari art, I wonder!

The webs of quiet moments reach the corridors of midnight, I wonder!


The anaesthesia of love, the fond illusion and the surreal moon--

Weave a silver metallic dream, give delight and depart, I wonder!


Soft, nocturnal breaths of night- blooming jasmine fill the cool air with scent,

The drifting waterlilies open their red cups at last, I wonder!


Anthems of spring and the magic echo in the stillness of midnight,

Some ragged bushes cry for crimson petals standing apart, I wonder!


Some thoughts travel on the winding roads of mind-- I feel the night within:

Ranjana, beauty is a transient flame willing to dart, I wonder!





Some tribes in a dark midnight-- unnamed children of misery.

With a dim lachrymose moon in the domain of misery.


The rickshaw puller after pedalling for so many hours,

Sleeps on the pavement amid a caravan of misery.


The night with a thousand hideous faces mocks and conspires,

The man with a wretched life on a mountain of misery!


Darkness, traffic bleats, mosquitoes-- define the midnight moments,

Dreams can never grow on the rocky terrain of misery,


Forlorn hours, Ranjana, heavy with home reminiscences,

Spectres of unrest are constant companions of misery!





A nocturnal tryst of the sky with an argent white beauty in midnight--

A carve-out of melted platinum, an effulgent glory in midnight.


The amazon of love meanders-- verdant rainforests in pounding hearts,

No stars, no clouds, let time stop amid breaths and whispers husky, in midmight!


The river mingles with the ocean, the blue mountains kiss the floating clouds,

The wind hugs the heaving bosom of the sea-- a mystery in midnight!


Love and friendship in an ever-changing world are nothing but fragile drops

On the flowers of passion that morph into tears salty at midnight.


The drizzle and the downpour of love, Ranjana, or the fire and the burn?

An illogical logic or a magic with dreams rosy in midnight?




Dr. RANJANA SHARAN SINHA: Poet-author-critic and a professor of English. A well-known contemporary voice in Indian English Poetry with international recognition. Her Poems 'She's Gone Forever' and 'The Silent Shore' are included in the syllabus prescribed for M.A.(English),4 sem, Purnea University, Purnia.Poems, short stories, articles and research papers published in a number of dailies, magazines, e-zines, archives and journals of global repute including Sahitya Akademi's Indian Literature both online and in print. Poems widely anthologised in highly-acclained anthologies of OPA, Inner Cild Press, Atunis Galaktika, Indie Blu(e) Publishing, USA, Anthology of Poetry by Sufi International World, India, etc.Recipient of many awards for her poems and contribution to literature: Best Poet Award, Poets International, Bangalore; Commendation from the former President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for her poem' Mother Nature'; Rashtriya Pratibha Samman, Udaipur, Brij Sahityamani Samman, Agra, Best Teacher Award, Nagpur Shikshan Mandal, Nagpur, Best Citizens of India, International Publishing House, New Delhi, A Citation of Brightest Honour, International Sufi Centre, Bangalore and many more.Authored and published 08 books in different genres and more than 50 research papers:1. Spring Zone( A collection of poems and Haiku) 2. Midnight Sun (A Collection of short stories) 3. Nature in the Poetry of Wordsworth and Pant (A comparative-critical study) 4. Feminism: Times and Tides (A historiographical and theoretical commentary on Feminism) 5. Different Dimensions (A compilation of research papers presented in different national and international conferences and seminars) 6. Scents and Shadows (A collection of Poems) 7. Rhymes for Children 8. The Purple Jacaranda (A collection of poems). Her PhD thesis was on "Sri Aurobindo and the Epic Tradition". She is associated with many international poetry groups and literary organisations. One of the members of the Editorial Boared, OPA.Research supervisor (English literature), RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, India.


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