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Elizabeth Kurian ‘Mona’



Bound to the earth am I, but my mind is on a crazy flight

This is a journey sans ticket, I can take a happy flight


Springtime has arrived in all splendor and pleasant the weather,

Butterflies and bees leap from flower to flower in pretty flight 


When health and wealth deteriorate, tribulation looms large,  

Trying to forget suffering and pain is a dreary flight


Looking out of the window of an aeroplane leisurely

Soaring so high above the fluffy clouds is a dreamy flight


 Far from his native country, away from his near and dear ones,

To those he left behind, the migrant’s mind takes a daily flight


Doomed by depression, day in and day out , with no one to help 

Fed up with his own life, the victim goes on a deadly flight


Like a kite flying in the blue skies, watching the world below

‘Mona’ does your heart also wish to go on a fancy flight?   

About Elizabeth Kurian 'Mona'

Elizabeth Kurian ‘Mona’ writes /translates poetry in English, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu and Malayalam. She has twelve books including translations to her credit and two of her Urdu poetry collections have received awards from the Urdu Academies at Hyderabad and Lucknow. Ghazal is her favourite genre. She is the recipient of the Rabindranath Tagore Award 2017-International from for her English ghazal. Her poems appear in various print and web media. She retired as Manager, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai and lives in Hyderabad. She can be contacted at :