Friday, May 3, 2013

A Poem by Ram Krishna Singh

Their freedom to choose
keeps them together for love
exchange discourse for lunghi
body for liberation
yoga and meditation

in leisure try to find out
who is available for
a fling or contrive meeting
or turn legs to jellied state
or sip tea under the trees

a hypocrisy
of awakening in group
they jump and lie on each other
in the name of sadhana
teeter on the edge of ruin
Ram Krishna Singh, an Indian English poet, has been writing for over three decades. He has 14 volumes of poetry to his credit, including Sense and Silence: Collected Poems (2010) and New and Selected Poems Haiku and Tanka (2012). He teaches English language skills to students of earth and mineral sciences at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. web:


  1. Romantic and liberating in style and conclusion. I liked the format very much as well, your open stanzas are apropos to the form.

  2. Thanks Shari for your very thoughtful comment.
    R K