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A Fistful Of Stars: A Bridge To Whom?

Hariharan Balakrishnan asks himself the question which occurs to every imaginative writer.

Tap, tap, tap
Like a woodpecker tapping
At mahogany, teak, cedar or birch
Thinking not of time

I keep tapping these words here
On the keyboard in front of me
Without thinking, without reason
Pecking away - relentless

A habit in me that grew with time
To tap and play with words
Words that pour out on their own
A certain kind of seventh sense

Does it make me a woodpecker
Making holes on standing reason?
A giver of life, a source of shade
Or have I become a machine-man?

Rama's squirrel went and came
Countless times and then lay still
Pebbles it took to build a bridge
But what is the bridge I build?

A bridge to whom?
A bridge for what?
And why?


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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