By M.A. Ramachandran
This poem first appeared in Lion and Lilac Arts Magazine.
east window- how many moons in the courtyard? October sunset- how many sunsets in me, father? how long have you been here in the air, father? who is murmuring it tonight in my ears, father? over the eastern hill full moon tonight- where could you go in an evening like this my father? - nowhere yes, nowhere but here who has been murmuring something in the dark? perhaps the wind yes, perhaps the wind over the still water full moon in October whose shadows are meeting there in our old lane- where you trod long where once I trod, perhaps no one, father perhaps no one-
M.A. Ramachandran is a poet currently based in Kozhikode. He writes under his pseudonym Tekisui RC as well. Ramachandran’s poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies. Apart from poetry he is interested in farming, travelling and in the works of master filmmakers. He finds a little money for living by occasional teaching.