Daring, A poem by Sayani Mukherjee


Composed by Sayani Mukherjee

Leftovers from the last night dishes

Faded days pastured alley cat paws

Sickly sweet 

That chuckles my dainty days. 

Arrows I shot and killed my mirror

Still my oath to the miracle

Magic mondays swimming a great tenth

Kohl-eyed retraced strokes 

Back and forth 

Butterflies in and out of the squeaky screaming

Foggy smoky November geraniums

I journeyed for the hardest gem

Generations and cults

Population of the earth ripped jeans

Recitation reconciliation omens

My black cat knows her nails

Sticky situation sat down and

Jot down a missing puzzle

The lights still on 

Stillness and November

My daring swimming strokes.


Bio of the poet: Sayani Mukherjee is a poet hailing from Chandannagar, a former French colony in West Bengal. She received her post graduation degree in English literature from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. She likes to engage her leisure in photography, cinema and arts. review of her debut poetry collection “Ode to Meraki” was done by esteemed literary genius, Prof Shiv Sethi that appeared in Hans India Magazine. Sayani is a regular contributor to Medusa’s Kitchen Poetry, a world poetry forum run by Kathy Keith. Her poems have appeared in various reputed international and national magazines and journals like Muse India, Piker press, The Poet Magazine, Indian Periodical, Aster Lit magazine, International Times Magazine, Medusa’s kitchen poetry, Beatnik Cowboy magazine, Writers workshop, Synchronized chaos magazines, Fiction niche, The quiver review, The Chakkar , Literary cognizance , INNSAEI Journal, Culture Cult Magazine, Horrorscope press , The romantic breeze including the literary magazine of her alma mater (BHU) and several others. In the month of SEPTEMBER, 2021 she started her own creative blog LITCULT where she posts her chosen writings of various themes i.e. grief, lost innocence, philosophy of mundane and the higher or musings on art and beauty. She is also part of various international anthologies of poems. “Paradise on earth” is one such anthology which is available on Amazon worldwide.

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