Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Eucalyptus Dreams

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these are eucalyptus dreams
growing in suburban trains
sometimes in the hub
when connaught place turns a zero
and a sky stays behind
we always managed to move out
summer surprises
inhaling
an old delhi rickshawallah
remembers himself
in his last ganja smoke
shadows don’t adhere here
anymore
the edge is just
another place
we stayed
and faintly
you are still with me.


Poem and Watercolor by Amitabh Mitra

7 comments:

  1. These remind me of Albert Namatjira's ghost gums, which he loved to paint in Australia's outback. Very lovely. And the colours are so amazing.

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  2. A great combination of poetry and colors.

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