Tuesday, 23 March 2010

union


together we ascend and descend
on this joyous swing.
bouncing our feet on earth and leaping back,
we stretch our length from toe to head
skywards
and fling ourselves down swinging high,
and when we touch the free spaces where gravity stops,
you whisper in my ear:
"this is both jugum and yuj."

then starts the learning of new languages.

*****
(painting The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard)

Thursday, 18 March 2010

procrastination

procrastination is my basic tendency. it had been hovering over me on light wings right from childhood and prompting me lovingly into the ducking byeways of deferment at every point. until there is an absolute crisis, i cannot act.

these three days early morning, i open a book at page 460, intending to finish the last 25 pages in one sitting. then i close it deciding to finish it the next day.

*****

Wednesday, 10 March 2010