Yay! The 49ers won!!! We had planned for a grand day outside, some skiing maybe (but the training slopes are full), a hike perhaps – but then the lure of the game entrapped us inside..(well, not me exactly though I cheered with the boys as they watched).
‘Was it possible to drown in a flood of words?’ – I read in a book recently. Not sure, but I don’t think I would mind it and well, I guess I would learn to swim pretty soon if I was caught in this flood!!
Here is a flood of words below in my contributions to my favorite Sunday Memes.
All the contributions also go towards Poetry Pantry.
Dusk falls outside
Holding hands, we quietly stood
While birds returned home
A question arose
How do birds know falling dusk?
Held hands and wondered
Retirement of day
Birds return home as dusk comes
Pink-Orange skies awe.
“Enga irundai nee?” Asked my hubby dear
Clearly worried as I crossed the door
Sourly, he continued, “Ēṉ edukillai? I called you on the cell.”
“Well, thirumbiyumaa?” wondered I
Eyes wandered to the phone – no charge on it
Sitting down, I told him, “Eppadi aachu theriyaadu” and
Blandly asked the silent phone, “Abhi tho charge kiya tha”
Thunk.. it dropped. No airs or style, just one more scratch.
Scratches here and there, in spite of a linen cover
Hovering around it all its life, it had
bad knocks many received, now
lovely – almost art-like on its now quiet face –
gracing its skin, once the white of pearls, Or
formerly bone-white, now reduced to
gruesome filaments of white in gray
maybe like the ‘Biḷi kūdalu’ on my aging head.
“beda, bere enu beda”, as I thought,
Sought the charger in my cavernous bag
Rags pushed aside to reach deep
Eeps.., something sticky, yuck
Gucky, the remains of a candy long forgotten
when? “Beware”, said I to my little
“Once more – thirumbiyum – will be one too many times.”,
“seriya?, Do you get it? Not anymore.
Porum, Don’t you leave these in my bag again.”
Enga irundai nee – where were you?
Ēṉ edukillai – Why did you not pick up? (in this case, the phone)
Eppadi aachu theriyaadu – don’t know how this happened
thirumbiyum- once again
seriya? – ok?
Porum – enough
From Hindi with a bit of English(Hinglish)
Abhi tho charge kiya tha – I just charged it
From Kannada :
Biḷi kūdalu – white hair
beda, bere enu beda – don’t want, don’t want anything (of this sort) anymore