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


Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal jokingly refers to herself as an accidental poet who manages to squeeze a verse here and there amidst grocery runs ,school volunteering and chapati making. She has self published her initial poems and some of her poems have appeared in the anthology 'Asingbol - an archaeology of the Singaporean poetic form'. Her short story also been published in a leading expat magazine in Singapore. She currently resides in Singapore with her family.

Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal

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Summer Solstice

Zinnias sit still
in summer solstice pining
the lovers refrain.
Moonlight shreds apart
carefully constructed heart
an eternal bane.
Highlands echo crisp
notes of shared promises
love is never sane.
Lustrous vermillion
scented wrists, tinkling anklets
battled death in vain.
Forsaken dreams seek
restful pier, embracing
chalices of pain.