The New Moon

By Bhavya Prabhakar

It’s the arrival of the new moon, perhaps, 
On the lines of Shakespeare,
Where the new contentment has its origin
In the root-words while being in the modern era.
Where the zine wants to include the Eiffel Tower
As a symbol of attraction and luxe.
Where artists attain some recognition
In the sphere of pen and paper.

The zine is asking for brevity like John Donne’s
Where every artist is a piece of the continent
who has a lot of his own to propagate 
With his ideas and imagination.
I can’t envisage like John Donne 
Who says No Man is an Island
Yet beliefs within me are strong.

It’s the arrival of the new moon, perhaps,
On the lines of Shakespeare,
Where the new contentment has its origin
In submissions and acceptance of the piece.
Where the zine wants to propose the best
To the readers of all the time.
Where the rejection is the selection criterion
In the sphere of pen and paper.

The zine is interrogating the capacity 
In which the artist should dwell upon,
Where the new moon has a proposition
To make to this world 
from the emancipation of old ideologies
But I can’t envisage like John Donne
Who says No Man is an Island.

The coinage “is a piece of the continent” has been borrowed from John Donne’s poem, “No Man is an Island”.


Bio-Bhavya Prabhakar is a visiting lecturer by profession hailing from India. She teaches French language in India at reputed universities: Amity University and Delhi University. She has obtained a Master’s Degree in French Literature, which has provided her many opportunities. She got Charpak scholarship from French Embassy to do one semester in France. She studied at Paul-Valery University, Montpellier Master2 in Francophone literature. She writes mainly poems and for Poet’s Corner. Some of her poems have been published in Indian Periodical, Spillwords Press (New York), Free Verse Revolution, The Writers and Readers’ Magazine and Muse India. Additionally, her poetry is published in two anthologies. She is an aspiring writer, trying to reach larger audience.

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