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On seeing a photograph

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On seeing a photograph

On seeing a photograph

“Our task is to listen to the news that is always arriving out of silence”
                                                                       - Rainer Maria Rilke -

A  rare prologue gone awry
Drafted as it was in the midst of
A  terrible  denouement 

Plain and bare for once, shorn of  frills
Exposed to all the evil 
And in a fluster

Here it was left incarcerated
Within the burden of unkind words
Craving   care

Words  that just couldn’t tell
That wouldn’t at all hear
Nor be fair

Moments before getting erased
By the most blasted hand that  ever
Pulled  a trigger

Into Silence.

And here I stand  listening to the news
That’s  always arriving out of Silence..


S.Jagathsimhan Nair

8 May 13

•	On seeing  the photograph of  Balachandran, son of Tiger Prabhakaran,  moments before the 12 year old was  killed.

For Kim Morrison's

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 4:15:00 AM
    attention getting poetry, yet so endearing. Jag, you have mastered the art of crafting a tribute. Extremely touching, my friend.....and Congrats.... Jake

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 3:40:00 PM
    Wow perfection here! WOW double WOW 7 & fav Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:50:00 PM
    Jag, Congratulations with your awesome winning free verse poem... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 4:20:00 PM
    Very nice piece! Thanks for submitting it to my contest. Kim I somehow missed you when I was doing comments on the entries yesterday.

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:55:00 PM
    congrats on your win in the contest. take care cory

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 11:52:00 AM
    oh my gosh... I can't believe I have not seen the winners in this contest.. I try not to miss the support all the contest around here need... your poem is sad... the incident... Congratulations... LINDA

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 4:54:00 PM
    well you placed in an appropriate contest - 'impressed' - because it is a very impressive poem jaggy, your writing just goes from strength to strength...congrats sweetie, so proud of you :)

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:16:00 PM
    Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on a well-deserved win, my friend. Good poetry. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 5:20:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 11:05:00 PM
    Jag, thank you for impressing me with your awesome poem. Congrats ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Truly a sad tale. I bow to your eloquence, my friend. :-)

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 1:52:00 AM
    a gripping piece, jag, made more distinct through your searing yet beautifully implied laguage... great stuff!...:) hugggs

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Yes Jag..senseless evil...all around...thanks for sharing your poem...

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 6:45:00 PM
    And very powerful and emotional write. Rick