About the Author:
Asha Viswas is a former Professor of English, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She has also taught at Aligarh and at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She has published three collections of poems, two of which received awards: Melting Memories (1996, Delhi) was a recipient of the Michael Madhusudan Academy Award in 1997, and Mortgaged Moorings (published by Writers Workshop, India, 2001), a recipient of the Editors Choice Award given by the International Library of Poetry, USA, in 2003. Her poems have been featured in the shortlist anthology of the all-India poetry competition organized by British Council and the Poetry Society India, Slug fest (USA) and journals like Jalons (France), Kavya Bharati (Madurai), The Brob Times (Ireland). Some of her poems have been translated into French. Last year, she was awarded the second prize in the all India poetry competition organized by the Poetry Society India.
Beyond Your Thoughts
Beyond all physical boundaries
there lies the cosmic vastness –
the wall-less ether where the mind
is drawn in a wave-less ocean.
All reality is a fiction – temporary
aggregation of atoms in constant motion,
bright foam bubbles on the seashore of life,
materialized cosmic dream creation.
If you reach the depths without the waves
He is there just beyond your thoughts.
The restless waves of creation
rise and fall on the ocean of infinity.