How to be­gin?

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Books - Ni­ran­jan Mo­hanty

Al­ways a kind of dif­fi­dence sets in: how to be­gin? When it comes to the ques­tion of liv­ing, I man­age to do it eas­ily, Smil­ingly, bury­ing within a swatch of tears. When it comes to touch­ing, I spread- ea­gle my be­ing and be­com­ing, to be­come a silent part of ev­ery­thing. When it comes to writ­ing a poem, I shrink back, sim­ply be­cause I know noth­ing. I can not even be­come the bright eyes of crows who her­ald the dawn. Nor can I be­come the green shim­mer of grass to as­suage all wars. This, then, is the pain within: how to be­gin? A dif­fi­dence sets in, al­ways.

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