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Pink Pine Forest

 Ashok Niyogi
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Pink Pine Forest
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Ashok Niyogi was born in Calcutta in 1955. He was schooled all over India in Irish Christian Brothers' Schools and graduated with Honors in Economics...read more from Presidency College. Ashok spent 30 years in the world of International Commerce,15 in East Europe and Russia and the CIS. His work has taken him all over the world and he now divides his time between California where his two daughters live, Russia and India. He is currently unemployed because writing poetry is not considered gainful employment, but does have a timber plantation in Goa, India. Ashok has two books of poetry in India - 'Crossroads' and 'Reflections in the Dark' (both from A-4 Publications) and one book of poems from the USA - 'Tentatively' (iUniverse). He has been published extensively on line and in print in the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Canada in magazines and Anthologies.
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One of my editors in his pedantry,
told me pine needles can't be pink.

Have you seen a forest of pine
shadow a carpet of yellow 'down'?

Have you walked this forest of yours
just one step ahead of dawn?

As pink as carpets of silk can be
woven by some sun god in Astrakhan.

The pine cones are darker highlights
in divine design (not from Connelly's
on a discount).

Come away from your outlet malls,
nature calls.
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