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Thoughts on Leaves

June 19, 2015 | By

Beautiful nature poetry about the surreal, endearing beauty of the vines creeping up our walls, and the simple, unassuming, yet timeless truths they convey.

vines

“My roots have grown into the deep brown affectionately embracing the stones.”

The vines trailing from
my arms
touch the warm,
moist earth
and then climb the walls
towards the skylight.
My roots have grown
into the deep brown
affectionately embracing the stones.
My face upturned
seeks the light,
the air.
I do not like
the clammy moss
creeping up my feet
as though it has
a mind of its own,
creeping up the walls
which move in
one grain at a time.
It shall not be long
before the sun bird flits in
and so I close my eyes
breathing in
the bottle green light,
listening to the crackling
of the buds
bursting into bloom.

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Poet, writer, translator. Based in Calicut, Kerala. Has published poems in various anthologies. On the translators panel of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Her poems have been included in the Brian Wrixon anthologies 'Words on the Winds of Change' and 'Women of One World'. She has also co-authored a poem with Gaurangi Patel which has been included in the 'Duet Anthology' brought out by Xpress Publications. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 and her poem 'Reflections' is on the list of Highly Commended poems for the month of March 2015 selected by Destiny Poets, UK. Her poem ‘Ashtavakra’ was selected as the ‘Poem of the month’ for April 2015 by Destiny Poets, UK.
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