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Author: Sharad Chandra
Pages: 68
Year of Publication: 2010
Price: HB Rs 150, FB Rs 100
HB 978-81-8157-997-3 (9788181579973)
FB 978-81-8157-998-0 (9788181579980)

About the Author:
Sharad Chandra is Member-Secretary of the Society of Human Values and Universal Responsibilities in New Delhi.


A Look Around

When tired of being alone
with myself in my room
I take a walk to look around —
dusty dawn, thirsty birds, lame cows
aged children with burdened brow
squatting lifelessly about
near the steps of the temple
or at the gate leading to the lake
now turned a grazing ground
for stray cattle;
watching balloons go high in the air
with the detachment of a disgusted octogenaire
hearts empty
of all desire, all curiosity
tending to new tears
in their tattered pants
or gazing idly at the flies
gorging on the gaping wounds
on their body.

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