Our Childhood, poetry written by Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH at Spillwords.com

Our Childhood

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 is a professor, poet from Kerala, she has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry. Much anthologised, she travels worldwide, writes travelogues, short stories and story books for children. She has published 17 books,13 books of poems, a novel and a story book for children. Her latest work, "Songs of Silence" was released on 14th of May, 2022. She has won several accolades which include Galaxy Award for Experimental Poetry 2019, India Women Achiever’s Award 2020, and the Yannan Gold Medal The Outanding Poet Award from Yanan Literary Society, China 2021. She believes in the power of the word and writes boldly on matters that deal with the contemporary.
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