The raw Moon was Eclipsed

An evocative poem about nature and philosophical realities of life by Ashoka.

Cradled in the ebony curls of the monsoon sky
it returned today
brazen, lovely and laughing!

Over the loneliness of the sea
and its waves softly crying to themselves
there hangs a tomorrow
suspended like the wish
between a waiting and a memory!

Rummaging through the marble stars
that seemed so dead
night’s fingers got singed

It is a realisation 
of the ruthless inevitability of death
when one is already born.

©Ashok Jahnavi Prasad

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Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad