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A Fistful Of Stars: Ashes And The Earth

Hariharan Balakrishnan's poem emphasises the ephemeral nature of life.

Ashes never become human
Human beings are only ash
Once their life is lived in Time
Time Eternal, ephemeral

Ashes mingle with the earth
Earth lives for ever in Time
It takes the heat of the Sun
As it does the flood water

A seed is planted in the soil
In the womb of Mother Earth
To sprout and bloom in splendour
In Godís own time, Time Eternal

Ashes do not have any time
They merge with whence they came
Ashes have no voice, no ashen word
They merge and mingle with the dust

Ashes never matter in Life
Life is what this life is about
My own life is for a micro-second
A life is lived once - never again


Hariharan Balakrishnan
283 Shaheed Nagar
Bhubaneswar 751007
Tel.: +919338246725

If you wish to purchase a copy of Hariharan's wonderful book of poems please contact him by clicking on fabalas02@gmail.com
All profits from the book will be donated to the cause of educating and improving the welfare of children.


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