Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Human-like Raindrop - Manushya Puthiran


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So many raindrops
baby and adult

A raindrop tall as a human
strolls along the street

With thousands and thousands
Of sprinkles for company
The raindrop holds its dragging dress up,
anxious to keep it dry,
and rushes under a teeny umbrella


You may also be
following that raindrop tall as a human
on this rainy day
You may be aware that
it, at any given moment,
may enter and disappear
behind the closed doors of some house
and dissolve

But still
Just the previous moment
You have totally surrendered
Your heart
as if that raindrop
is the very rainy season itself.

Translated by R. Abilash

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