Suchita Parikh-Mundul’s poems from #CeWoPoWriMoWE 2022, Yugen Quest Review, Summer Edition, June 2022

Three poems


all I know of wisteria

is its wild efflorescence,

like a woman singing

to forget,

drowning her throat

in flowers.


each breath carries

a forest,

a network of rhythms

that speak

to each other,

that whisper in the language

of a thousand trees,

their leaves holding

emerald secrets

in veins,

and trunks

gathering love

in roots.


when you swim,

you split yourself in two,

like a dream that’s

part-water, part-air.

You glide through

swell and fall

with the silence

of prayer, conversing

in the tongue

of breath and waves.

After this solitude,

after this softness of peace,

you rise like a new day,

glistening with hope.

Suchita Parikh-Mundul is a freelance writer, copy editor and poet. Her poems recently appeared in The Bombay Literary Magazine, Outlook India and Yugen Quest Review. Her articles can be read at The Swaddle.