“She was like the hurricane”, he grinned
Soft at first, like the autumn breeze
Embracing you in its balmy wind
Giving the dying air a new lease”
First few lines of poem number sixteen in “Death & Darker Realms”. I still remember vividly what inspired this poem – the 2014 cyclone Hudhud. Was in Vizag at the time. A bunch of our windows had been shattered by the winds and a huge tree in front of our house had collapsed. First there were pleasant winds and soft showers, lulling you into believing there’s beauty in it. And then the storm would suddenly unleash its fury.
For the full poem, you could get a copy of “Death & Darker Realms” on Amazon. Following are some country specific links –
If you are not into poetry, then maybe you could check out my debut fiction book “Love, Loss, Lockdown“, a collection of short stories set against the Covid19 pandemic.