Indira Renganathan


Birds On Electric Wire


Wired above poles two
Swaying in gentle breeze
Perched by a row of birds on
Sparrows, tailor birds
Tweeting, screeching, caressing
Enjoying on a spree of joy
Ofcourse nonmatching crows too
Raucous in a near distant row
Unaware of my heart's speed
In cold sweat of a stringing devil
Dancing in execution-style
Monished atonce but my dear heart
Trickled my nose to sneeze
Puddled my legs to skid against
An auto-riksha's sonorous horn
Alarmed birds flapped away
Caged in my relief

Submitted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Edited: Friday, November 28, 2008

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  • Rookie Anand Madhukar (9/17/2009 10:53:00 AM)

    Wonderful imagery with some very vivid descriptions here. I particularly loved the way you have woven the beautiful with the mundane in this write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/15/2009 9:27:00 AM)

    a dangerous site we see here...even human who know the dangers become victims...the birds may think that man has made a lovely parking space for them...excepting the gauge
    what has man really made for them (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Gale (7/24/2009 5:59:00 PM)

    I really liked this piece! Very artistic in imagery here. Had to give it a ten.

    God bless us all-MJG. (Report) Reply

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