Week 4, January 2024
by Latika Singha 22nd January 2024
like a slow
smile, on a
beauty on beauty, hue
by Jahnavi Gogoi, 23rd January 2024
frisky in a blizzard
last man standing
around the Lotus pond
i bloom anew
First day of spring
a ladybug on the threshold
my infant coos a new song
Warm December Day
ByJennifer Gurney 24th January 2024
slid open wide
for the time
the old stale air
from the well
of new life
by Govind Joshi 25th January 2024
a farmer resting
under the jackfruit tree
after the storm
I am not barren
By Shafkat Aziz Hajam, 26th January 2024
I am not barren .
My fecundity has not dwindled yet.
Enough as before to bringforth blossoms of all sorts and I do .
Alas ! Frequent invasions of atrocious autumn
Debilitates their potency to bloom in full
To show my greatness in their daintiness and redolence
That would once captivate aves from overseas
To warble in praise of my nature.
O Heaven! Free me from this brutish autumn,
Can’t endure it any more .
To glitter with my flair
Let clement spring reign over me.
Biographies of Poets
Jahnavi Gogoi’s poetry has been published in Haiku Corner by The Japan Society, Shadow Pond Journal, The Leaf Journal, haikuNetra, Scarlet Dragonfly Journal, Cold Moon Journal, The Usawa Literary review, Borderless Journal, The Chakkar, Poems India, Lothlorien Poetry Journal among others. She won the first prize in the poetry writing competition organized by the Chandigarh Literary Society in the year 2022 for her poem ‘If this isn’t love’. She writes a lot about her native state of Assam, India, having spent her early childhood years in the shadow of the Patkai hills in northeast India. Jahnavi now lives in the beautiful town of Ajax in Ontario, Canada with her husband and daughter.