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


Sreekanth Kopuri is an Indian English poet and Alumni Writer in Residence, from Machilipatnam, India. He recited his poetry in University of Oxford, John Hopkins University, and many countries. His poems were published in Christian Century, Memory House, Nebraska Writers Guild, to mention a few. His book Poems of the Void was finalist for Eyelands Books Award 2019. He is the recipient of Immanuel Kant Award for his poems on Silence 2020. He lives in Machilipatnam with his mother teaching and writing.

Sreekanth Kopuri

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The river parts
but the old sands are still wet

thoughts recede to you
like a lost butterfly

life unleafs into bone boles
birdless deflowered and leafless

still a lonely fruit hangs
like a last hope

the aging stone of life's eye
parching in this desert of sandstorms
waits for the return of an eternal monsoon.