Daniel Trevelyn Joseph

Rookie (21 December 1945 / Mumbai, India)

Take-off Poem by Daniel Trevelyn Joseph


Swallows in the month of January
Flying one foot above the grass,
Yellow mostly, and some green,
While Air India queues up,
To leave for Chennai:
A wedding in the family beckons me.

I am reading on
Contemporary poets
Tom Gunn, Ted and Thomas;
I am enjoying it after gap
Of decades in which
I was just the Administrator.

Air-travel, and touchdown too, is sexy.
We are now on runway, speeding up madly,
Ready to take off and land with a thud:
Isn't that what the wedding is all about?

D T Joseph
18.01.08
Friday

Submitted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Edited: Monday, June 09, 2008

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