Tipton Poetry Journal
Lake Maxinkuckee, Indiana Sonnet by Saloni Kaul Flocks elegant of woodducks smoothly skim Lake Maxinkuckee like hard buoyantly afloat Toys wooden; glides so gracious, in unmoving rhythm, That heartless inanimate Nature must gloat At the seeming power, effortless, controlled, It exerts over its country creatures all around , That with their striking breathing beauty bold Can look cold as art and senses confound. But poet author breathes quacking life in To fantastical sketches, skeletons of thought Crafted of immaterial fabrics, whimsy thin , Till whole world peopled is wide loved and sought. Tell me one day if you like reality on edge of knife, For even art’s woodducks stiff as toys take on life.
Saloni Kaul, author and poet, first published at the age of ten, has been in print since. As critic and columnist, Saloni has enjoyed 37 years of being published in leading dailies and magazines. From time to time Saloni has held many an editorial position. Saloni has also won considerable critical acclaim as broadcaster and producer-presenter of radio documentaries and features. Saloni Kaul's first volume, Saloni Kaul’s Book of Children’s Poetry, was published in 2009. Subsequent volumes include Universal One and Essentials All Her work has been published or will appear in Poetry Quarterly, The Horrorzine, Eye On Life Magazine, Poetry and Paint Anthology, Misty Mountain Review, Inwood Indiana and Sentinel Quarterly. Saloni lives in Rome and Toronto.