The Parrot Shrieks: 3

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Author: R. C. Shukla
Pages: 147
Price: HB Rs 200, FB Rs 150
Year of Publication: 2008
HB 978-81-8157-751-1 (9788181577511)
FB 978-81-8157-752-8 (9788181577528)

About the Author:
R. C. Shukla, Head of the Department of English, K.G.K. College at Moradabad, is a well known bilingual poet from Northern India. He has published poems in English in several India-based literary journals including Delhi’s Indian Literature. R. C. Shukla appeared very late on the horizon of Indo-Anglian literature when his first collection of poems entitled A Belated Appearance was published in 2000, but the swift publication of his next three collections denotes that he is in a hurry to make up for the delay.


O Woman! I Bow Before You

O Woman! I bow before you.
Colder than snow
Hotter than Fire
Your silence
More vocal than the tongue
And patience
More clamorous than a shriek
O woman!
I bow before you.

Your secrets
More mysterious than the priest
And announcements
Braver than the wind
O woman!
I bow before you.


There Is a Hope when the Postman Comes / 13
How Long Shall I Upbraid Myself and Why? / 15
There Should Be No Haste in a Deed / 17
Friendship Does Not Live Forever / 19
O Woman! I Bow Before You / 20
You Should Experience How to Trust Yourself / 21
She Disturbs with Her Presence / 22
Love’s just a Skyline / 23
I Cannot Think of this World without You / 24
Loneliness Broken by a Woman is Unsafe / 25
A Castle just Thrills with its Facade / 26
No Woman Waits for Me / 28
Why Should I Constantly Wander in the Wasteland of Despair? / 31
Just Forget the Books You Have Read / 33
Stop, There Is a Dragon on the Road / 34
Religion Is Something Inferior to My Love / 36
What Have You Gained from Duping a Man like Me? / 37
When Does a Woman Subscribe to Your Choice? / 38
The Emotion Was Unfounded / 39
Nothing Thrills a Woman More / 41
When I Encountered this Enchantress in the Desert / 42
Love and Betrayal Walk like Cousins / 44

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