Latha Prem Sakhya

Anguish - Poem by Latha Prem Sakhya

A half-dead gigantic tamarind tree,
Standing near a live kiln
Seared my soul whenever I passed it.

The heat rising from the kiln
Killing it day by day.
The side exposed to heat
Singed and seared- russet and grey
The other half, lush and green,
Giving it a freaky look-
A weird tree in some ghostly fantasy.

The agony of the tree- living and dying-
Another illustration
Of the callousness of the humans –
Including me
To nature’s denizens,
Made me writhe in shameful anguish.

Comments about Anguish by Latha Prem Sakhya

  • Rookie - 12 Points premji premji (5/19/2010 11:42:00 PM)

    hi latha
    this is a lovely poem.........
    every human being is your tamarind tree................. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 307 Points Vijay Sai R (11/19/2009 2:54:00 AM)

    powerful expression to expose naked truth! nicely crafted (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 3, 2011

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