Poetry at Sangam



SHELTER by Sridala Swami

Strength comes from within.
I want to be like a tree
on which the birds rest
but when they fly away
there is no pain.

Just the peace of the air
the feel of the wind
on my leaves
which drop when the seasons change
with no regret.

(from A Reluctant Survivor, Sahitya Akademi, 2007)