Saloni Kaul 

The October Selected Poet is Saloni Kaul

Please feel free to email Saloni at: skaul57@yahoo.com



He was deft, dramatic and determined.
His aim was the perfect drive
Molding physique and stamina,
Sheer genius and ability.
Blend of body and technique with style.

(On the one hand): Proper club size,
measured flight curve and tee angle.
Envision trajectory all the way
and take into account air resistance.
Study the surface structure diligently
and go about ball rotation pin-pointedly.

(On the other hand): Posture is crucial,
power is premeditated, astutely planned.
Yet that intuitive great gut haul
and drive technique is all his very own.

To each his swing, unique as fingerprint blueprint...

And the ball is lofted to where it has to go.
This one easily matching the speed of his car,
almost 300 km. / hour.
And it is all in the game!


This time I hark after a distant sound
Dusting tall statuettes of gold.
I trace the songline to the edge of the mound
And sheer liquid gold gets sold.

I slowly chase the glinting staves
As their echoes recede.
I touch the statues one by one, meek slaves,
And in silence the acquiescing shadows all concede.


Lazy for long to hints obtuse,
Steeped in slush slippery lubricities ,
Idling away long days equally lax lethargic,
Clear of strict edgy disciplinary precision,

That self-indulgent languorous dreaminess,
Lacking both energy and enthusiasm to combat
The overwhelmingly oppressive stillness
Engulfing the world, clouds the horizons.

Then sudden like those unveiling of statues,
With eagle-eyed firmness, called for rigidity,
All that well-stored produce,
Still camphor-laden, unaired all, lack-lucidity,
Is put at once to use.

Saloni Kaul, author and poet, was first published at the age of ten and has been in print since on four continents. As critic and columnist, she enjoyed forty-one years of being published. her first volume, a fifty poem collection, was published in the USA in 2009. Subsequent volumes include Universal One and Essentials All

Recent poetic productions have been published in Misty Mountain Review, Mad Swirl (her own poetry page), The Penwood Review, Mantid Magazine, Haikuniverse, Blue Pepper, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Cabildo Quarterly, AJI Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, River Poets Journal, Belle Rêve Literary Journal, Taj Mahal Review, Verbal Art, Poetry Pacific, Ink Sweat and Tears, Military Experience And The Arts (As You Were: The Military Review), Blueline, Indiana Voice Journal, OVI MAgazine, One Journal and The City Poetry. Upcoming publication acceptances include The Penwood Review and Scarlet Leaf Review.