It is the first real day of spring
As the petals of my eyes have
Removed themselves from the pillow
To witness outside the window
The laughter of oleander bushes,
creating a riot in air
Just as Your mischievous smile
riots inside me
Crashing into my heart’s screen to
Obliterate all that has been
To ‘unwatch’ all that is unreal and
To watch for all that is real and deep blue
For all that is so true
For all that is just You.
Manisha Manhas is a Poet who hails from a village named Mamoon which is in the district Pathankot of Punjab, a state in the north west of India. When she is not busy teaching, she is collecting memories. She loves to travel and feel the heartbeat of nature. Gazing at a flower or looking at the night sky or peacefully staring at the mountains fills her heart with love and beauty. She dwells in her own space where imagination and fancy are her two best friends, the friends which help her in coping up with the brutal side of the world. She also believes in writing her heart out and flowing with the current. She is a Teacher by profession who has been previously published in a few national and international journals and e zines. She has an M. Phil in English from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has attended a few poetry festivals in the past and considers herself quite fortunate to have been awarded at a few literary events and festivals.