May 16, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Sunil Sharma

with photos below by Rob Harle





Iluka Mermaid



The woodlands brooding distant

the skies greyish-blue in the sea

the contoured sea in the same skies!


A mermaid perpetually gazes across

the restive harbour that hides her secret

kingdom and sisters.


A sea gull breaks the dull skyline

and a desolate shore

by diving in the salty air

while an artist captures this stasis/flight.











Idle Speed



In the tranquil blue zone

keep up an idle speed only—

the waves are slumbering!


it is Iluka

not a manic city – Mumbai or Sydney!



leave behind

the worries

watch the seagulls

and the sea.









Sunil Sharma

Mumbai-based, Sunil Sharma is a widely-published writerHe has already published  14 books: four collections of poetry, two of short fiction, one novel, one a critical study of the novel and co-edited six anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012. Recently his poems were published in the UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree.


Rob Harle

Rob Harle is an artist, poet and researcher.
Past artwork consisted of drawing and sculpture – current work is exclusively digital/computer created images.
Writing work includes both film & book reviews, poetry and academic essays. These are published in numerous journals, magazines and books.
His formal academic studies comprise: Philosophy of Mind, Comparative Religion, Architecture and Psychotherapy.
His immediate past work has been concerned with the technoMetamorphosis – the social and evolutionary impact of technology, including the nature of consciousness, embodiment and techno-augmentation. This has given way to a (re)exploration of the surreal nature of existence through the archetypal shadows of the Collective Unconscious. One recent critic used the term techno-surrealism to describe his work.
He is an active member of Leonardo, and an editorial member of The Journal of Fine & Studio Art and The Journal of Virtual World Research.
Artwork & selected writings are available from his website www.robharle.com


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