Sunil Uniyal

He comes to deliver promises galore
Friends, let's see what we have in store

There's no flight of fancy here
Our gods are friends or foes no more

They hoot and shout at each other
O Lord, why don't their throats go sore?

That man was wise who told me today
Not to cringe at things any more

One which can calm down my heart,
Uni, such a sher I love, I adore


SUNIL UNIYAL, from India, has been writing poems and haiku for the last 30 years and many of these have appeared in e-journals like Muse India, Kritya, Notes from the Gean, A Hundred Gourds, Poetica, Tiferet, The Ghazal Page and Contemporary Ghazals. He is also engaged in the translation of Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit poetry. His publications include The Target is Behind the Sky- Fifty Poems of Kabir (Low Price Publications, Delhi 2012) and Tears of Blood-Selected Verses of Ghalib (Partridge Publishing, July 2014).