Spacewalk by Sreekanth Kopuri

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            I credit poetry for making this spacewalk possible
–Seamus Heaney

Narrated by Sreekanth Kopuri

My clock’s ashes
come back

as winged wind
of an astronaut’s dream

in the elemental

pulls out secrets
from earth’s momentum,

womb of waters,
mouth of sky,

invisible force
of wind,

and the gamma rays
of ethereal silence.

As these bones kneel
at the Light’s stony silence

and crumble into a susurrus
of contrite words,

steeping into it,
a naked infant

of answers, spacewalks
into truth.

BIO: Sreekanth Kopuri is an Indian poet, current poetry editor of Kitchen Sink Magazine, Alumni Writer in Residence, Athens and a Professor of English from Machilipatnam, India. He recited his poetry in Oxford, John Hopkins, Wiles, Heinrich Heine, Gdanski Universities and many others. His poems appeared in Christian Century, Chicago Memory House, A Honest Ulsterman, Heartland Review, Litbrea Lannang Archieves, Tulsa Review, A New Ulster, Nebraska Writers Guild, Poetry Centre San Jose, Athereon Review, Word Fountain, Vayavya, Ann Arbor Review to mention a few. His book Poems of the Void won Golden Book of the Year Award 2022 and was finalist for the Eyelands Books Award Greece, 2019. He is the recipient of the Immanuel Kant Award for his collection of poems on Silence 2020. He lives in his hometown, Machilipatnam, with his mother.