Mango Bites

A Downy Spear

డిసెంబర్ 2014

Shooting a sweet
Downy spear of a note
Into my anxieties
From the smooth rosy petals
Dabbed in black soil …
A mother sparrow
Darts off towards her baby nestling
Under the yonder umbrage
Picking one more worm by its beak.

On the last trace of tear
Off my eyelash
There bloomed
A thousand rainbows.


Original: Mamatha K (Telugu)
Translated By: Nauduri Murthy
Source: మెత్తని ఈటె