Poems by Deepa Chandran Ram



Poems by Deepa Chandran Ram





Awaken in the twilight…

to that stupendous journey

of a caterpillar to a butterfly..

the joy of just being..

Its muddle headed musings

stoical and intrepid

flambeau in the rain shadow

of a trapeze rachilla….

The twit in its trench mouth

unseats an ebullient waul

The deleterious pansophy

unwary and weedy

capitulates to a waterhole..

The humble bees

on enervated, raw Sienne flowers

mumble to the caterpillar’s ears

in hush resonance..

“Resplendent is your masquerade

sterling, lustrous,

sovereignly gracious,

argentate to aurate..

But your inner beauty,

audacious by desire

on countless glory

and on whom paragon awaits,

is for the earth’s eye

beyond all reverence…


trumpet forth,

your blue melancholy

from this transoceanic camouflage..

Emerge as a Protean

with a Sphinx smile,

with wisdom, umpteen

and mind, mercurial..

Too succinct is your life,

to reach effulgent distances

through labyrinthine…

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