Rahul Ahuja

Departure

Cloudy nights travel in dewy realms

of my nostalgic tears

 

Dusky longings of your horizon

washes away the sand castles of my infatuation

 

My half-wrecked ship struggles

to reach the abyss of your ocean

 

Rains arrive and depart in my isolated town

I pluck out few withered dreams

from the rainforest of your eternal sleep

 

You left vague footprints of your silent departure

upon the marshy land of our memories

 

I follow them every day in my craving to reach you.

 

 

Rahul Ahuja is a poet hailing from Surat located in Gujarat. He feels that ahujapoetry is a fortuitous journey. His poems have been published in several national and international anthologies. He won the “Poiesis Award” for the third place in the 4th Rabindranath Tagore Award- International Competition 2015. May it be a crumpled leaf, floating clouds or trees; he loves to observe the essence of nature which has also inspired him to pen down his poems. Being a lover of art, he believes that everything around us is art and poetry. He can be reached at rahulahuja159@gmail.com.