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an ancient coin; a quarter rupee

Lightning; fortune

with pockets for

a bird.


the horizon

an ancient coin; a quarter rupee


           in honor of

    departed ancestors;

   a sparrow

        snapping          crashing

          fretting and grieving



A small earth

     with a broad



To create this poem, "An ancient coin; a quarter rupee," I blacked-out  an 1899 Kannada-English dictionary. This poem appeared on Found Poetry Frontiers for our "trip" to Bengaluru, India. We were led by poet Shloka Shankar. 

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