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Elegy by Swati Chawla


Swati Chawla is a political scientist based in Delhi, India. Her poems have appeared in several Indian poetry journals and online magazines. Her poetry emanates from a place in the soul which is full of yearning and longing for her lost love.


some months like April

are truly cruel

when the spring of language is lost to symmetry

of gruel and pain

some people like I

lose much more—a voice inundated with your longing

deviously inoculated against death

but in death do words shine galore 

making meaning of life’s symmetry—babblers of the east

lilt outside the periphery of words, their birdsong   

an unbidden elegy of your life with me. 


Poet said…
Beautiful words. Very crisp and impactful.

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