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An artist’s chase – seeking you, a poem

An Artist's chase a poem by Alok Mishra


Further I went,
farther you seemed
from my reach.
Chasing your impressions
on the beach,
bench in the park
or the empty corners
in my library –
I could (not) see;
I wasn’t seeing
at all!
And you,
like that ‘missing’ thing
in every artist’s effort,
remained true, steadfast,
unwavering and patient
by my side,
in every stride
I took
chasing you
and only you,


Alok Mishra
October 6, 2022
2:39 AM

Alok Mishra

First and foremost a poet, Alok Mishra is an author next. Apart from these credentials, he is founder & Editor-in-Chief of Ashvamegh, an international literary magazine and also the founder of BookBoys PR, a company which helps writers brand themselves and promote their books. On this blog, Alok mostly writes about literary topics which are helpful for literature students and their teachers. He also shares his poems; personal thoughts and book reviews.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Very intriguing poem… I could feel it to an extent. I can also relate to the situation described in the poem. The art of the artist does remain caged in someone or something or in the artistry itself. Wonderful poem again!

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