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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Linda Ashok's poems appeared on the blog of Murphy Institute- CUNY, Poetry Kanto, Hark Magazine, The Lake, Visual Verse, Haiku News, The Linnet's Wings, Thumbprint Magazine, Bones Journal and other print anthologies including the prestigious Bhasanagar 2014. Linda is the Founder & Managing Trustee of RædLeaf Foundation for Poetry & Allied Arts (

Linda Ashok


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This is a story
Of a poem
A poem
of a bird, soft beaked.

This bird
Was a poor little thing
Asked for clouds to rise
And the raccoons pried her open
With nails and hammer
And set her eyes
Like flying lanterns
In winter sky

Now when she floats
back by law of ebb
Her body bursts open
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