Maa’s Love

Maas Love short poem

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A mother and son
returning from the school

mother carrying the heavy bag
and the bottle in one hand,

another fully extended—
covering the child’s head
with a palm overworked

lending little shade
from the scorching Mumbai sun

her own head—exposed
because there was no mother
for her
to extend such a loving hand.

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Sunil Sharma

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Mumbai-based, Sunil Sharma is a widely-published Indian critic, poet, literary interviewer, editor, translator, essayist, freelance journalist and fiction writer. He has already published 14 books: four collections of poetry, two of short fiction, one novel, one a critical study of the novel and co-edited six anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. Another milestone is that his poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/
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