Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Poetry 2010 First Prize Anila Mathew

Senility (Linked Haiku)


Drip-dripping away
Slowly, steadily, and incessantly
Golden memories


Precious faces
Fading away forever
Into the horizon


Delineated
Lines of toil and pain
Plain have become the palms


Weeded out stoically
Leaves and flowers still green
Nurtured yesterday


A half sphere of life
Eight decades and five 
Solitude drags limply


The absolute release
Of these clipped and frail wings
Still away, afar


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