September 26, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Poetry: Javelin by Neil Daswani

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Written in Honour of Neeraj Chopra’s Gold Medal Win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Javelin by Neil Daswani is a heart-warming dedication.


(As the editor’s pick for this week, this article will be available for free reading till a week)

Run up and crossover
released by the thrower
like the crack of a whip
javelin, thrown through the tip
dangling in the air for a while
piercingly perfect projectile
wind and breeze parsing trajectory
spearheading its vector way to victory

About the Poet

Neil Daswani is a naturalized Singaporean of Indian origin. Over the past thirty-one years he has lived and worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East. This international background finds expression in his poetry. He is a banker by day and a poet by night who now writes poetry prolifically. His poetry covers a myriad of themes ranging from nature and mythology, high school physics and history, to humour and the ebb and flow of love and relationships.

The year 2020 has been a milestone year for him wherein he has published three separate volumes of poetry: Why Now? followed by Seen & Felt and Redshift.

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