More Poems of Devadevan

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The Jump

A fish : On the water’s surface
On a jumpy dive it found the scorching boulder
Another jump , a bird’s deadly claw
Yet another jump , it’s death.
A bird –  the moment it dies.

With a blade of Grass 

With a blade of Grass
I green carpeted the earth
With help from a tree branch
I built a valley,where birds chirp
With a pebble’s help
I created the mountain ranges and waterfalls
In consultation with a Hummingbird
I constructed a heavenly palace
With a single tear drop
I let dark clouds spread all over the sky.

(Translated by Karthik)

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