indira babbellapati

(visakhapatnam, india)

Chopping Cluster Beans on a Summer Evening


Cutting Cluster Beans

Humidity danced
On my body in its
Ugly manifestation
Clothes clutching to body
O, rain in a couple of days,
Say the papers over two days
I go from one vendor
To the other; all dry
Faded colours of green
Red, yellow, orange
My palms damp
My eyes caught clusters
Bright green and tempting
On return home, I settle
In the sofa separating each
From the cluster with my
Working woman's hands
Each went into a vessel of
Salted water waiting to be
Chopped chopped n chopped
I stretch my hands to loosen...

Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Chopping Cluster Beans on a Summer Evening by indira babbellapati )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. frog on pug, sallam yassin
  2. Invincible, Jackie Osae
  3. See The Girls, Sell The Photos of, As Yo.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. in/out, co the skipper
  5. I Cannot Hold Israel Guilty Merely, The .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. The Homecoming, David Lewis Paget
  7. A Battle Within, Manauwer Raza
  8. To My Family, Elia Michael
  9. Do Not Play With The Emotions of Simple .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  10. SMOKE OF DECEIT, Terence Repelente

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]