Penelope’s Quest to Wonderland by Ali Ashhar

Ali Ashhar | May 30th, 2023 | poetry | No Comments


Brisk sunrays touch the far horizon
as Penelope seeks radiance for her soul;
she vows to escape the withered realm.
The flight to Wonderland is all set to depart,
walking through the isle of faith
Penelope makes her way to the window seat.

She peeps into the morning sky which makes her
reminiscent of the old waves
rippling aside the shores
unto this day—
Chasing perfection:
she was escaping from herself
hearing opinions;
she was numb of her voice.
After giving umpteen save-my-soul voices
to the cluttered galaxies,
the universe of pain conspires
a rendezvous with her own melody.

The horizon on the
outskirts of wonderland greets her spirit.
The morning sun turns
fervent for Penelope;
for this morning alone was longer
than the bygone era.
In the wonderland—
the serene breeze
serenades the peripeteia of the play as
her persona is embraced by
the internal luminance eternally.

Poet Bio

Ali Ashhar is a poet, short story writer and columnist from Jaunpur, India. He is the author of the poetry collection, Mirror of Emotions. Following the release of his book, he was chosen as the Best Debut Author for the year 2021 by The Indian Awaz and was the recipient of a India Prime 100 Authors Award. His works appear in Indian Review, The Raven Review and The Bosphorus Review of Books, among others.

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