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Our Childhood

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Our Childhood

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

In groups we wandered
streaming through
the paddy fields
that whispered secrets
and echoed our howls
and uproar…

the cuckoo was vehement
in her response,
when we imitated her call…

the cattle out to graze
fanned their flat ears
and watched us
rushing through…

our minds light like the blue sky
flowing smoothly like the
the clear waters of the brook…

breathing in and out
freshness, sucking the ripe mango,
crushing the raw guava…

There lay the slanting tamarind
Our swing on earth
inviting…
We scrambled on it
one by one, smelling
the shady leaves,
plucking the sweet and sour…

With the wind caressing
brushing against our cheeks
we saw the world from heights
the world all green and clear
stretching far and near..

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph retired as Head of the Dept. of English, St. Xaviers College, Kerala, India and now serves as Professor of Communicative English. She, a bilingual writer, has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry (of William Carlos Williams). She has published 9 books of Poems - Aching Melodies (Patridge, Penguin), Autumn Leaves, December Dews, Myna's Musings, It Rains,The Bird with Wings of Fire, Where Cicadas Sing in Mirth (all by Authors Press New Delhi), Firefly Flickers, Hidumbi - novel (by Xpress Publications, Kerala) and Pokkuveyil Vettangal (poems, Malayalam). Dr. Molly writes travelogues and short stories and has won several awards. The India Women Achiever's Award 2019, Wordsmith Award 2018 and Award on Experimental Poetry 2020. She represented India in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Literary Festival 2019.
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