how would wind know

i liked the irreverence of clouds,

i despise my curtains though

why did i close the window

why did i switch off the light

and then removed the curtains

how would wind know

that it had to force open the window

lest you are accused of letting her come in

and absorb all of you

purpose is not to dig a trench

why scatter all the seeds on roadside

i asked the maverick tree planter

and he went on scattering more and more seeds

miles at a stretch

without a trench

or  apit

or pale of water over them

he said

purpose is not to dig a trench

its trees that we wish to grow

the maali ( gardner) is up there in the sky

will shower the drops of his  care


and comapssion

let me do my bit

sow the seeds

who takes care of seeds in the  forest

why shall i wait

the bell has been ringing for long

at the temple

at which we prayed togther, many years ago

but then we were worried, what if

our prayers were answered

today, i am not worried

God has been very kind

he has stopped listening to me,

shall i go to the temple then?