Friday, September 08, 2006

Pre-Position

"a child sat on her mother's lap
under a poplar
in a park
a leaf sailed
across the air
and fell down lightly
on her curly hair
she picked it up
and held it in her and
a yellow leaf
dropping off to the ground
what is it, mum
a leaf my dear
l-e-a-f
yes, dear
a gust of wind blew the leaf away
a cloud covered
the sun's face up
there's a leaf on the tree
the child shouted in glee
o, she's showing off the new world
her mother thought
a young green leaf
flamed on the tree
though trees are bare
in cold december"
- Shreedhar Lohani

As cited in a book "Healing Thoughts on Tender Theory" by Arun Gupto.

I liked this poem very much. There are many interpretations and analysis of the poem but the poem itself is also too good.

1 comment:

Daz said...

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