Summer shades

Dip your toes in chilly waters

Watch them wrinkle, stark snow white

Relentless sun chars our tired brown faces

In the peak of summer, there’s no respite.

Sweat drips from every brow in the kitchen

A mighty effort for a meal so light

Icecream, the solace for us poor children

Add some mango for pure delight!

Our precious plants at the window wither

When will rains anoint their shriveled leaves?

Oh lets not think of monsoons in April,

Let the seasons change when they will.

 

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Flower Seller

Flower Seller

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White jasmine buds like half-closed eyes

Seized, twisted, set in expertise

Heady fragrance enticing a flirty breeze

Pink yellow chromes in the basket beneath.

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Counting the money, she wipes her brow-

There’s enough for a hot meal on the stove

When darkness falls, she’s a wife and a mother;

Morning calls her to be just another flower seller.


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A poem a day… !

 

Hello everyone,

Thank you for taking a look at this creative project.

Poetry is truly a way of life, and my mission is to bring out a steady stream of quality poems, hopefully a new one everyday or atleast every other day!

Requests are always open for poem topics. This humble writer seeks inspiration, encouragement and critique! I know you don’t know me yet, but we shall learn more about each other as we go along.  So, lets get this poetry ball rolling..

 

Oh, Summer

Yellow, is the colour of summer, oh tangy sweet goodness-

Lip smacking, face scrunching, eye squinting explosion of taste.

Warm is his love for his children- untainted, purest happiness

We cuddle under the shade of that gentle, generous heart.

He’d watch each one turn from green to bright gold,

Waiting  for his darling little ones to come every year

Grandpa, you live within me, wrapped in every precious memory,

Every season, I miss much more than the mangoes from your tree.

 

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Dear readers,

What memories do you have of summers in your childhood? What are your favourite summertime foods? 🙂