A Wintry Dawn … Vinnakota Ravi Sankar , Indian Poet
(A Happy Halloween to all friends for whom it matters)
Bright is the sunshine
yet, there is little warmth in it.
It seems even the Sun
shivers under the cold.
The pleasure of seeing the night off
doesn’t last a wee longer.
The day looks like the sorceress Cold
has only donned new attire for a change.
The sky waits yearningly
for the rare shadow of a bird
And the tree
which had not shed its leaves
drags its own shadow rather heavily.
An unknown fear seizes time and again
And the cold wind of memories
nips through, occasionally.
One feels like folding himself up
into his own self,
to undo evolution of this lone body
into the confines of that single primal cell.
Vinnakota Ravi Sankar
(The poem is taken from “Rendo Patra”)
Vinnakota Ravisankar is living in Columbia, South Carolina, USA for the last 14 years. He has to his credit three collections of poetry in Telugu published so far — kuMDeelO marri ceTTu (The Bunyan in a Flowerpot) (1993), vEsavi vaana(Summer Rain) (2002) & remDO paatra (The Second Role)(2010).