Sleet Smile

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An evocative verse by Elsy where Nature and life intertwine transcending from the individual to the cosmic sensibility, exclusively for Different Truths.

Tonight, it is sleet,

silently creeping down

the muted deep freeze,

making the chill,

feel alarmingly spooky!


Last week it was

fragile florets of snow,

floating down

with winsome smiles,

filling up land and hearts alike.


Sleet, elongated icicle tears,

rolling down the cheeks

of mother sky, searching

for missing star babes,

stay frozen in all

surreal shapes,

hugging bare branches

and blades of grass alike.


But come sun and shine

the next morn,

the icy teardrops

reflect rainbows all around.


Sleet icicle in sun’s glimmer,

is like a babe, at once smiling and crying,

with tears of joy rolling down his cheeks,

sighting his mom drawing nigh,

after a few heartbeats of lonely grief!

©Elsy Satheesan

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Elsy Satheesan is a retired Professor of English. She had been teaching in colleges under the Govt. of Kerala, India. Currently, she resides in Virginia, USA. ‘Random Musings’ is her first volume of poems. ‘Summer Snow’, is the forthcoming one. Her poems have been published in national and international anthologies. Short stories in Malayalam have been published in weekly and fortnightly, in Kerala. Humanity is her religion, and poetry, her passion.