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


Calcutta is where she grew up, smelling shiuli flowers and chewing different syllables. To breathe she churns poems; to earn a living she works as a journalist. Her poems have been featured in The McNeese Review, The Nassau Review, Visual Verse, The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Open Road Review, Friends Journal, Muse India, Coldnoon Travel Poetics, Wordweavers, Nivasini Publishers, Ræd Leaf Poetry, Contemporary Literary Review India, The Asian Age, The Telegraph, The Times of India and many other publications. She sometimes explores poetry in photography also.

Saima Afreen

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A Voice

The Piano
In the forest
of dragon-flies

their light is a voice
in the heart of Zoon

...wait, the Moon will turn into river, too.