kalpana shah

(mumbai)

Unfamiliarly Familiar


Fragile with agility
petite and sunburnt
morning to noon routinely
she moves every roads
every lane in her vicinity
often I am out with her shout
from my balcony I too shout
for the empty space
of freeze I care
to cook to relish
my family to delight
on her cart lies
fresh and stale
vegetables and fruits
with leaves and flowers
she measures on scale
with sweet word she lures
a special deal of her cart
she takes money in advance
for her next day purchase
since many years, I see her shout
on a day unseen
or a shout unheard
anxiously I wait
a stranger of street
listening to her ordeals
familiar of her quality
she left a feeling strange
in my family, in my heart
she is no more
a stranger to me

Submitted: Monday, July 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Unfamiliarly Familiar by kalpana shah )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Viral McDonald's Meat, Richard Thripp
  2. Eight Hundred And Eighty Five Words, Breanna Choma
  3. Gay Sailors, Richard Thripp
  4. Let's Rock and Roll~~~OUT!, Monk E. Biz
  5. Crimes of Mandela, Richard Thripp
  6. The Rebellion Has Started!, Monk E. Biz
  7. What Really Matters?, Monk E. Biz
  8. Abandon Ship! ! !, Monk E. Biz
  9. Your H0le Is Small~, Monk E. Biz
  10. One Law To Rule Them All?, Terence G. Craddock

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]