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Grey Sparrow Journal

Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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Last May

 

 

 

Last May,

we waited for Rain Gods

and locked our dry lips.

In scorch heat and thick humidity,

we almost outstripped

warmth of May noon.

 

Then, we failed to recall

how we slew,

juvenile trees and tendrils,

squat shrubbery, flora and fauna,

paddy fields, ancestral hills and rivers.

We failed to recall evening litanies.

 

We know nothing,

of the first monsoon,

Except last May,

there was enough rain,

that shocked heat

inside and outside.

Then, we transcended

heat and rain into a brazen sapling. 

 

                            - Sarat Kumar Jena