Winter

Written by: Ramesh Anand

winter dawn
a patch of clouds
blossom a bare tree


holding on 
with what she left behind  
winter moon


winter rain 
the urge to feel
the newborn


full moon
winter’s stillness
in a soap bubble


uphill walking
she takes me into
winter clouds


winter deepens . . .
lungi shivering on
the beggar's face


on the rock . . .
the descent of water ends
winter's loneliness	


winter twilight
homing mynahs
over my backstroke