Poem-14 (7.1)


Teesta Review: A Journal of Poetry, Volume 7, Number 1. May 2024. ISSN: 2581-7094



--- Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy,


I've lived in a void,

All my life,

Of my own making,

With no exits.

In my void,

I experience,

A silence

That roars.

In my void,

I sense,

A quietude,

That doesn’t constrict.

In my void,

I go deep within,

To be stalemated,

By more voids,

With no exits.

In my void,

I've learnt to live,

With silence

And poetry. 



Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy’s poetry collection, “P-EN-CHANTS” has been recognized by the India Book of Records for never-before-attempted movie reviews and management topics in rhyming poetry. A recipient of several awards, Paddy has compiled and edited six international multilingual poetry anthologies and 3 English poetry anthologies, of which “Amaravati Poetic Prism” 2016 to 2019 have been recognized by the Limca Book of Records as “Poetry Anthology in Most Languages”. “P-EN-CHANTS…Again” is her latest published poetry collection.