Tuesday 26 April 2016

The Solitary Reaper

I recited a poem by Wordsworth once.
The one about the solitary reaper
Singing all by herself
of "battles long ago", perhaps
"some natural sorrow, loss, or pain."
or even "familiar matters of to-day".

I will say the audience were moved.
They asked for his Orkut profile,
And what his latest status message,
is on Gtalk or Facebook,
surely something deep.
Do I have his email address?
And hey, is he on Twitter?

Published in Whispers, December 2015

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