Do You See?
>I finally, admit it. But don’t hate me for thinking this way, please! I have been slow in putting up poems on my blog because I didn’t feel very comfortable about it always. Perhaps because I am technically a new blogger. It’s not just random people picking up my random thoughts and lines that I am scared of, but it’s also something to do with my allegiance to the paper form of my writing, an old habit nurtured too long. Anyway, I’ll try to be more forthcoming as time passes. Now, I wrote this poem up realizing I sorely miss the warm and humid weather of India — the years I spent in Delhi, and before that my hometown Guwahati. Both the places I’ll see soon. Ithaca has summers like Delhi autumns and winters like the North Pole…!! Hence this musing about the weather!
It’s musty in my town —
It’s a bit hasty
Like here it is gusty
It tweaks open buds early morning
Makes my shingled heart tremble
With it’s rippled caress every dawn.
It can be dry as rolled oats
With sand flowing under the nails
After rivers go for a sleep-full rest
Never to come back again