Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
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Winter 2009, vol 7 no 4


A. Thiagarajan

she wears my spectacles–
I wonder
do they help her
to see my point of view?


bit by bit
poking the pin
again and again
every evening
she cleans the comb.


same moon
so different now
this night
when pointed out
by my four year old


this new arrival
my great grand son
looks like me–
you can take me God
but I will not die


the heart doesn't
function normally
the ecg says–
oblivious to the many poems
I wrote and did not write


A. Thiagarajan A postgraduate in English, A. Thiagarajan taught in colleges in India, before joining the the finance sector. He has been writing in English and Tamil since college days. His work (poems, haiku, short stories and articles) has appeared in Subtle Tea, Poetic Diversity, A Little Poetry, Poetry Canada,Ygdrasil, Lililitreview, SAWF, Tinywords, pwreview, poetrysuperhighway, betterkarma, DNA, NDTV, Indolink, The Heron's Nest, Haiku Harvest, Cloudspeak, Velvetillusion,, Meghdulam, and Mainichi. Nuances of relationship between individuals, mental pain and cruelty we inflict on each other and ourselves are his obsession. Interests include finance, Sri Aurobindo and mythology. He lives in Mumbai, India with his wife, Rama. His only child, Ganesh, studies in the USA.