Monthly Archives: May 2017

Cricket

The cricket has just opened a window, In my ears, to darkness  on other side. Crickets open their sounds to our ears And are sole windows to night sounds. Their song gives motion to dark sound As happens in the … Continue reading

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Bird whites

When I was a child birds gave me ideas, In their flights of rows, towards the lake Against the autumn sky, my fingernails Clawing the air rhythmically and my lips Calling them to infuse whites in my nails. Those days … Continue reading

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Sliver

The dog’s bark is a pillar of the night Wrest it away and night may crumble. A petite mosquito buzzes in my ears Singing its music of the unreal kind A sliver from my smoke of burning Where we all … Continue reading

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Chapati moon

Moonlight is back on roof and sky, Flour rolled into dough for chapati For us to take a bite after bite daily. A coconut will at times take its bite But a new chapati is always rolling. Women are holding … Continue reading

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Rust in peace

Today we see blood moon corrodes On our roof and rust falls to clouds. In the bloody confusion rain forgets To fall on the city’s parched tongue. All our farmers are up on the trees, Their tongues tasting tree’s cold … Continue reading

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Light shouts

That is when ears become dumb And turn on soul’s inner working. We wait for a brief evening shout When we hear  again on treetops. Faces are brifly lit only to darken As a night encroaches on minds. Old Rilke’s … Continue reading

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Bears

Beyond the green of coconut trees Are hills that hold the possibilities Of bears descending nightly, to eat Sugarcane crop ripe for harvesting. Bears love sugarcane in the plains. Farmers sleeping under full moon Do not love bears in the moonlight.

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