The Unadorned

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I'm a peace-loving married Indian male on the right side of '50 with college-going children, and presently employed under government. Educationally I've a master's degree in History, and another in Computer Application. Besides, I've a post graduate diploma in Management. My published works are:- (1)"In Harness", ISBN 81-8157-183-5, a poetry collections and (2) "The Remix of Orchid", ISBN 978-81-7525-729-0, a short story collections with a foreword by Mr. Ruskin Bond, (3) "Virasat", ISBN 978-81-7525-982-9, again a short story collection but in Hindi, (4) "Ek Saal Baad," ISBN 978-81-906496-8-1, my second Story Collection in Hindi.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Flicker

Friendly but Finicky
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 A Flicker

The clank from kitchen,
noticeable yet chaotic
flows along the billowing vapour,
The rush of aroma makes us drool
in gargantuan expectation—

It is anger and protest
against all the neglect,
Everybodyall and sundry
have right to be hungry,
except a few tastemakers, for eternity.

Fiery and feverish all through,
All their ailments are just skin-deep,
A few careless drops of the melted sweat
are all that makes up the dish—
so special, so exotic.

The lingering odour of sweat and spice
into the lazy hours of soporific quietude
fails to make any sense,
The loose-braided semicolon
finally snores in expectation.

Vizag

25-12-2001

A poem for AIR,Vizag, broadcast  on 26-12-2001 

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By 
A N Nanda
Coimbatore
13-11-2012
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