Ananta Madhavan


Dulwich Park In May


Birds at dormitory gossip,
Where the rhododendrons blaze
Many-coloured as the slacks
Under the slanting sun.

O man in the check-suit
Posing against the bower,
Your snap will miss the fragrance
Of this afternoon.

O toddler unconcerned
To snap the slanting time,
One day you will learn
What I nearly missed.

Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2014
Edited: Monday, January 20, 2014
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Written in 1973, when I was living in West Dulwich, London

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