touch me again for you've proved beyond doubt touch cures all day we cry without pain and struggle to run all day for the night-- let the cloud split its gloomy swelling and pour for you've proved beyond doubt rain cures. WORDS words have a way of jumping out of the monotone though we try to harness them and bundle them to conform they jump out and touch where it matters most as the dull river forks and presents a spectacle.
VISITOR each day i sit before the screen facing a window, this garden of green, tall trees, birds, and squirrels and bees: a langour that's nature's idea of peace. a white sky glows through in patches offering itself as the muse catches. my eyes feast and the mind wanders, delicate pride as a writer ponders! and through the grandeur of my tale she flutters to my vision without fail, sharp-beaked, and as small as my palm; her simple message shattering my calm. what does she know, this tiny bird, the heavenly ring of a single word, of worlds churned out from a writer's mill as she hops about on my window sill?
KUMARAKOM (after the boat tragedy) days after the drowning when companion villages raised the memory of their various dead, and boats and blame were re-examined, and officials packed up, exhausted, dredging out certificates and compensations; one evening when the wails had stilled the sky like ghost singers fading out, and the lamp reached the threshold like any other evening, the old woman hobbled out, muttering her prayers and cursing each member of her family for leaving her alone, unaware of the reason for the terrible silence in the house that invaded even her deafness.
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