Riya Kartha writes beautiful poetry. This is her poem “Now.” It tells us about that moment when Winter is traded in for Spring.

Riya Kartha writes beautiful poetry. This is her poem “Now.” It tells us about that moment when Winter is traded in for Spring.


It seems to be a time of change. Yes, when Spring is near there is change to be seen in nature. Also in the way people act. Those dark Winter days are behind us or are they? You can still be surprised by the chill of the Spring. Remember, this isn’t Summer! In the dark hours of the day, you might feel confused: is it really Spring? Is Summer near?

The poem contains a big metaphor: that of a lost love and being able to love again. This isn’t the easiest thing to do. Opening your heart again with the risk it might get burned or hurt again. Riya wrote about the importance of believing in this beautiful flower that will grow – in Springtime. It blooms at the end of a dark night.

Or, if you prefer the shorter version of our analysis:

“It’s a story of a human heart as it breaks and bends and then begins to mend.”

Splendidly written by Riya!



Now the tide is changing,
the sea is calling the shore,
now the wind is raging
a heart is closing its doors.

Now the cold comes creeping
into dreams that lived before
Now a cloud is fraying
and the rain begins to pour.

Now the dark comes searching
it sings of winters in store,
Now a memory is fading
haunted castles on the floor.


And now the summer is waiting,
oh wait just a moment more
Somewhere a spring is growing
a single flower at is fore.

Riya Kartha (Wild Word Poetry)

Article Name
She compares a new love with Spring
Publisher Name
The Ministry of Poetic Affairs

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