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A Firefly In the City: Nagarathil Oru Minmini

A Firefly In the City: Nagarathil Oru Minmini

  • Author: S. Sayujya
  • Publisher: Writers Workshop
  • ISBN: 9789350451113
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S. Sayujya has completed her M.Phil. in English from the University of Hyderabad and is currently teaching English at Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, Chennai.


River Song

Treading meandering paths,
Feet wander through the misty clouds
And the cold engulfs.
Gusts of frosty wind
Blow against puffed-up cheeks
That blush in the warmth of exercise.

Slowly, coyly, the translucent curtains of white
And we are at the waterfront.
Rangit curls, twists and embraces
The rocky ground
And I am left to ponder –
Are not earth and water one entity,
As you and I;
As air and fire?

The icy water only kindles the sturdy land.
Feet hesitantly stumble upon
The steel-grey chilliness of rock-splattered waters.

Sitting upon a rock,
I am the sky,
I am the clouds,
I am the water,
I am the rocks
And inside me
Is the surety
Of the river’s path
And I fall silent.

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