Monday, May 11, 2009

Post 605 : Silence by Sirpi Balasubramaniam

Wide world am I
Said the lamp

Beautiful am I
Said the wick

Pulsating life am I
Said the flame

The oil
Born of toil
Filling the lamp
With sweat and blood
Uttered no word.

(From Pg 54, Tamil new poetry, translated by Dr. KS Subramanian)

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