A GRANITE SCULPTOR, Fabiyas M V

A Granite Sculptor
by Fabiyas M V

Midday sun burns. 
An iron chisel plays
sad tones on a stone.
He enjoys prolonged
                   chiseling.
The granite conceives
from his tool-point, 
giving birth to a god, 
who will be plagued 
in a prayer hall, with
endless demands, by
someone as his spouse. 
Though no narcissistic
            admiration, his 
sculptures are marvelous.
Creativity is the sperm
of beauty, growing in 
            mind’s womb. 

He lights a candle at night.	
While warming his palms
over the flame, red hue 
reminds him of an old 
bloodshed over his god. 
A sculptor is never a culprit
behind a communal clash, yet 
musing moths swarm his mind.
Fabiyas M V is a writer from Orumanayur village in Kerala, India. He is the author of Kanoli Kaleidoscope (PunksWritePoemsPress), Eternal Fragments (erbacce press), and Moonlight And Solitude (Raspberry Books, India). His fiction and poetry have appeared in several anthologies, magazines and journals. His publishers include Western Australian University, British Council, Rosemont College, Forward Poetry, Off the Coast, Silver Blade, Pear Tree Press, Zimbell House Publishing LLC, Shooter, Nous, Structo, Encircle Publications, and Anima Poetry. He has won many international accolades including Merseyside at War Poetry Award from Liverpool University; Poetry Soup International Award; and Animal Poetry Prize 2012 from RSPCA (Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelties against Animals, UK). He was the finalist for Global Poetry Prize 2015 by the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI) in Vienna. His poems have been broadcast on All India Radio. He has an M.A. in English literature from University of Calicut, and a B.Ed. from Mahatma Gandhi University.
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