The following piece is published as part of our TLM Young Writers series, a dedicated section of The London Magazine‘s website which showcases the work of exceptional young talent aged between 13-21, from the UK and beyond.

Ajay Sawant


Sweet Pleated Grass 

Swings in augment with heart,
too sweet for a rough grassland,
and briefly thick
for a forbidden forest.
Its tips earthy with dew.
And some wreaked,
rich, but a patch,
not a continuous garden—

all braided deep: a twisted foundry



Ajay Sawant is a freshman studying English Literature at University of Delhi. The assistant editor at Southern Humanities Review, he is the honourable mention for Christopher Hewitt Poetry Prize 2021. His poems appear in Hawaii Pacific Review, Xavier Review and Rattle. Ajay often tweets at @ajaycycles


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