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Poetry Break: Dr. Archan Mehta

By: Dr. Archan Mehta





Whenever I enter

A bookstore or library

I feel puny and weak.

I feel dazzled

By the spectacle

Of so much information

That surrounds me:

I am humbled by

The scope and reach

Of great minds through

The ages and of contemporary times.

It is time to fill

This void of ignorance

By distilled wisdom:

Knowledge and the

Aesthetic impulse that travels

Like a lone ranger

Through the fog

Of mediocrity and laziness.

Curiosity is a never-ending

Journey, a process that

Can’t let you go and holds on

While you sing an eternal song.

Play along.



Waiting for the Muse



Whenever I try

To put pen to paper,

It doesn’t feel right,

The muse only visits

At her own convenience

Maybe in the heat

Of the night.

Otherwise, I wait


For the muse to strike

Converting my dark

Days into starry nights.




Poetic Life



There’s nothing like

The poetic life:

A mug of beer

For company,

Sans wife.

There’s nothing like

The poetic life:

Books are your

Best friends

Till the bitter end.

There’s nothing like

The poetic life:

The soul saunters on

And the heart

Skips a beat

We are lost

Like so many sheep.

There’s nothing like

The poetic life:

History sighs with remorse

The future gallops

Away on a mean horse.

There’s nothing like

The poetic life:

You make music

With the sound of words

And fall in love with

Nature’s call

This is meant

For one and all.

There’s nothing like

The poetic life:

Light and shade

Set the mood

With a picture

Reality is an evil creature.

There’s nothing like

The poetic life:

Killjoys abound

In the corporate world

The poet curls up

In bed with pride

Free of all lies.

There’s nothing like

The poetic life:

To listen gently to

The sound of rain

On your window sill

Not to bend to the will

Of a boss

Conventions can go

For a toss.



Bio: Dr. Archan Mehta

Poetry Break: Dr. Archan Mehta marilyn l davis two drops of ink

Archan Mehta has earned a PhD in Management.

Currently, Dr. Mehta is a consultant and writer living in India.

Over the years, Dr. Mehta’s works have appeared in several publications, such as American Poetry Anthology, Poets United to Advance the Arts, The Times of India, The Indian Express, Mid-Day, and Onlooker.

In his free time, Dr. Mehta likes to stroll in the outdoors, listen to music, party with close friends, and read. 

Please feel free to reach out to the poet at archanm@hotmail.com or through LinkedIn. 

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