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02 June, 2006

Afternoons & Jacaranda Smell

Latticed windows & thatched roof
partly shroud a room full
of conversations. We stretch our legs.
Our tongues wag, our heads sag.
Dust laden tales spring
from our minds’ recesses.
Tick-tock-tick-tock-tick,
drearily the afternoon clock ticks.
Our heads swell
with jacaranda smell
as we’re sucked in -
sucked in -
our tales’ loose ends.

And thus we escape from,
escape from

latticed windows & thatched roof
partly shrouding a room full
of conversations. Where we stretch our legs.
Let our tongues wag, our heads sag.
Dust laden tales springing
from our minds’ recesses.
Tick-tock-tick-tock-tick,
merrily the afternoon clock ticks.
Our heads swell
with jacaranda smell
and we happily stay
in the loose ends of our tales.

©Dan Husain
May 26, 2003

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3 Comments:

Blogger suniti said...

Now why did you take so long to post this one on the blog?
The easy flow of words sets the mood for a lazy summer afternoon.The first stanza repeated with slight difference works very well.

03 June, 2006 09:29  
Blogger khuto said...

wow! what a beautiful self-referential piece... like a drowsy summer afternoon in a buzzing room, one moment we have drowsed off, and then suddenly we wake up and everything is the same again...

04 June, 2006 21:22  
Blogger Aradhita said...

Dan, this is beautiful...so very light headed, carefree, summer mood!

20 June, 2006 21:40  

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