Seaward by Sneha Subramanian Kanta

the sea amounts to multitudes: silver fishes span
rapturous rumbling coasts and on their edges bask
when the sun shows its face.
tribes of aquatic creatures i see, feel
them glide underneath tunnels of tides, and
recede into their fluid spot,
for as human beings, there is such a
fluxional area in the isle diameter of their lives, well-nigh
blending with external reserves,
over remote outlining of places, land
upon sea and sea upon land expanses fill and fall —
a tryst with wisdom lurks over a wave that leaps,
i fathom in the reflections of heather
and mountain cliffs, fires that rage without direction,
guarding themselves to be unfettered as the sea.

Poetry editor for her university magazine INK and a GREAT scholarship awardee, Sneha Subramanian Kanta is pursuing her second postgraduate degree in literature at Plymouth, United Kingdom. Her work has appeared or is to appear in moongarlic (Stoke-upon-Trent, UK), The Rain, Party & Disaster Society (USA) and in poetry anthologies such as Dance of the Peacock (Hidden Brook Press, Canada), Suvarnarekha (The Poetry Society of India, India) and elsewhere.



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