Co Coo

Crowed the cock

And my poor heart missed a beat

That the sword of morning came down

To cut me off from my lover

Twined in my arms.

Disclaimer: Taken from The Interior Landscape: Classical Tamil Love Poems by AK Ramanujam published by New York  Review Books.

Today’s guest poetry post is by my baby sis Nitya a.k.a Dolly. She is a medical intern and loves picking everyone’s brains!! Read on…


Stay calm and stay grounded,
Impossible though it may sound,
Face each day with a smile.
A real flower needs wilderness to grow,
And so A victor will arise,
From all the trials you face.
And you shall write your own history!