Call for Submissions, November, 2020


Teesta Review: A Journal of Poetry



 Call for Submissions for November 2020 Issue


 Theme: Flower

Deadline for Submission: 30th October, 2020.


Daffodils inspired William Wordsworth to scribe loftily that “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud” that turned out to be his best-known lyric poem.  George Herbet’s, ”A Wreathe”, Alfred Lord Tennyson’s ”The Flower”, and A.E.Housman’s “The Lent Lily” are  a few  of many great poetry written with flower as their  perpetual theme. Just like poetry, each flower is a delicate bloom, be it planted in a formal garden or grow by itself on a waste land. The buds just open up and turn towards the light and   each petal is a delicate work of art very much like poetry because  each word in a poetry is a beautiful inscription of a poet. Flower hues are medicine for the  soul  whereas poets words are comfort for the mind.


Scientifically, the primary purpose of a flower is reproduction. Flowers are like women, they ensure that lives and living continue  and in life there are stories to be told, poetry to be written.


I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD                    

William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed—and gazed—but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.


The primary purpose of a flower is reproduction. Since the flowers are the reproductive organs of plant, they mediate the joining of the sperm, contained within pollen, to the ovules — contained in the ovary.

Poetry , articles, short stories, essays, photos  are invited on the theme.

How to Submit?

Kindly follow our Guidelines for Submission and send your contribution through:

Teesta Review Volume 3 No 2 will be edited by Normawar Ahmad Marzuki


We’re excited to see what you have for us!
Let us flow like the river -

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