It was the thick fog,
That reigned the roads.
Vehicles & men marched,
Fields & fallows were no more parched.
Hustle & bustle on the damp road,
Honking & sirens roared.
Queues of thirsty sedans,
Quenched at gas station.
This glory of fog was short-lived.
A splendor to be bereaved.
Like a bubble, fog burst.
And tears of mist settled on hurst.
Everyone cheered to welcome the sun.
Fog was fed on the sun burn.
Hey there! I am Shehnaz Gujral and have pursued my career of two decades as an academician. I have to my credit my debut e-book, Antecedent Compendium (Puffins Publishers), a collection of sixty-six poems. I also have the privilege as a featured author in anthologies, Musings Mundane and Mortal (Tacenda Publications), One Hundred Shades of Love (All India Forum for English Students, Scholars and Trainers-AIFEST)
Literature in English has always fascinated me. I was introduced to the world of Shakespeare by my grandfather whom I lovingly called ‘Darji’. It would be mesmerizing to hear his explanations of ‘Much Ado about Nothing.
I love to express myself through writing. I have been writing on and off for quite some time but recently I have come to discover that I can be more consistent in it. I write prose but poetry comes more naturally to me. Poetry is the best form of meditation for me. The way words connect with me feels like a safe haven inside. My feelings and observations rhyme effortlessly, and my words are my best friend. I connect to the inside, detaching from the outside world.