• Dr.Pragya Suman

Mandela



An atlantic ocean leaped off--

A crack in the ledge

Twenty seven circled cage


Table bay harbours lobster

Bake the black monster

(among lobsters, oysters shrimps and sharks)


But he was going to test himself

---An ordeal in an ethereal oven.


The Robben Island got at once pale

-- When

White whims were whirling in vainglorious boost

ROAST -- Roast--roast



Sun stumbled


-- in the hug of black star tightened


Ruptured atoms saw

A sangfroid sea monk rising

On the sepulchred skyline


Of darkest Africa




By Dr Pragya Suman

Mandela, this poem is published in US based Filipino literary magazine, Marias at Sampaguitas. This is available on the following link


https://mariasatsampaguitas.wixsite.com/marias/post/poetry-by-pragya-suman










Photo Courtsey : Rightfully Owner


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