Book seller

by Sneha Subramanian Kanta
(Mumbai)

From the shackles of humanity
in the lane of the unfamiliar
he treads
carrying a tattered bag
selling books
meant for children a little smaller
than his age
he has the alphabet book, vegetable and fruits book,
animals and transportation books
among recipe books and small sized magazines for women
a stack of books he places on the
train berth
fall; while he is busy selling the others
with his quick but thin hands
I pick the books and place them back
where they were kept
the women in my compartment
wearily look on
and give me a quick glance
meanwhile; I just smile
at the little boy
holding the burden of educating
others
carrying books
atleast one of which he deserves.

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Sep 04, 2012
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Good poem
by: Meena Ramani

The poet used her feelings,emotions and compassion to write this beautiful poem. Imagination creates stories. You have to feel and experience to write a poem.

Jan 24, 2012
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Thank you
by: Sneha

Thanks, Shefali. I'm sure you have all the potential to express through writing very well!

Jan 24, 2012
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Thank you
by: Sneha

Hi Tanuja. I'm really heartened with your feedback. Like they say, poetry is all about conveying 'those emotions' through verse!

Jan 19, 2012
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Wonderful
by: Anonymous

It is amazing maam. I always wish even i cud write so well. I love poems and this one is truely touching.

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Jan 17, 2012
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Casting off the transient ordinariness
by: Tanuja

Hi! How smoothly your words picture that moment's design! I could visualize the scene. Thanx for making me realise that we actually live our entire life in each single moment.

Jan 05, 2012
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Thank You so much!
by: Sneha

How inspiring and full of life your comments are, as always; Isabel. I too miss reading your poems. Looking forward to reading some from you. And yes, I am really very very heartened and almost emotional at your words!

Jan 04, 2012
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dazed and disoriented...
by: isabel

Dazed and disoriented I may be, but so glad to stumble upon what I missed a lot;
Your poems that I fell in love with
I found in these new maze-like settings.

Beautiful as ever, really missed reading your poem Sneha. Looking forward for more...

Sincerely,
Isabel



Jan 04, 2012
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Thank you
by: Sneha

Oh, Vimala... this coming from you; I'm heartened.

Jan 04, 2012
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CUTE
by: vimala ramu

I loved the poem,Sneha.The superior pen shows in the style.

Jan 04, 2012
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Book seller
by: Sneha

Thank you.

Jan 03, 2012
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BOOK SELLER
by: Geetashree Chatterjee

Pithy observation!

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