Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poet - 1

You must have observed
the way sugar cane sap
gets drawn out in a juice machine,

You must have seen
fibrous stalks getting compressed
wringed and mashed
by squeaking rollers; a syrupy
liquid collecting at one end,
and coarse refuse on the other.

Poet, you’re no better
than those sugared stems.

4 comments:

  1. Arunasu,

    This is lovely! Well stated.

    ~Kay

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  2. Welcome Kay, thanks for the appreciation and your time on this. Smiles.

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  3. Arun,

    A lot of visual details.

    I like the implied simile explored in the poem.

    Chen-ou

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  4. Thanks Chen-ou for the appreciation.

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