And the Chain! By Ravindra Pratap Singh

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Mar 08 2019 4.00

 

From nature to mother 

and then to me and mine

proceeds nature

perennial a source!

Mother

me

my daughter

and the chain,

then again -

wife 

sisters

teachers 

colleagues

my students 

and many more-

they shape me 

and tend.

I stand 

what they shape-

And to them

My obeisance!

 

 

About the Author

Dr. R. P. Singh is a Professor of English at the Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow. Besides his academic researches published in acknowledged volumes, journals, and encyclopedias, professor Singh is an award-winning playwright and poet. His plays: Flea Market and Other Plays (2014), Ecologue (2014), When Brancho Flies(2014), Shakespeare ki Saat Ratein (2015), and Antardwand (2016) have received critical acclaim, and wide popularity. Banjaran: The Muse (2008), Cloud, Moon and a Little Girl (2017),  Pathik and Pravah (2016), Neeli Aankhon Wali Ladki (2017), and Adventures of Funny and Bana (2018) represent his poetry. He is a recipient of Mohan Rakesh Puraskar (2016), S. M. Sinha Smiriti Award (2017), and  Bhartendu Harischandra Award (2017) for his creative writing.