Indira Renganathan


Radio Memories


Vande Matharam invoking a day of spirit
Mother tunes her frequency to a devotional band
Saroj Narayanaswami somewhere radioed
I'm broadcasted by her voice to school alerted
Mayilvahanan with birthday wishes bids me bye

Mid-day melodies refine mom to a good cuisine
Fine-tuned are gloaming lessons by 'Vanoli' notation
Farmers converse with grand-pa on paddy-fields
Quite vivid an old Bharati recollecting elixir to slake heavenly

Ere retirement'brush with Binaca'commands Amin Sayani
Saigal sings 'soja Rajakumari' to mom sky-high
Lo, mom has slept all for good

Submitted: Sunday, August 10, 2008

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  • Rema Prasanna (8/11/2008 1:52:00 AM)

    a blend of patriotice vibrance and present day mind frames.. as always it is a pleasure to read you 10 and more stars..

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  • Kesav Easwaran (8/11/2008 12:14:00 AM)

    yes really...wonderful 'radio days' in my teen age days too...'binaca fluroide' ad...aap ki pasant... Naushad Rafi Sahir Ludhianwi trio mesmerizing...and all those running comments on cricket...your poem invoked good memories...thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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