"Birds chirping, pigeons cooing and / colliding": Poetry by Gopika Nath

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"Birds chirping, pigeons cooing and / colliding": Poetry by Gopika Nath

One Poem by Gopika Nath

Waking Murmurs

Birds chirping, pigeons cooing and
colliding with window panes; sharp
rasping barks, the incessant chatter
of guards and cleaners wafting
upwards, disabling that first soft hour
as the alarm sings me awake.

Ignoring this odd symphony, I loll.
But cars honk as they tread the tarmac.
Doorbells chime. A baby cries.
The mother yells at the maid

and that rare moment is lost
when I wanted to snuggle the curves,
caressing the idea I slept with last night.

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Gopika Nath is a textile artist-craftsman, who embroiders and writes, threading her syllables into poetry, creative non-fiction and art reviews. A Fulbright Scholar, alumnus of Central St. Martins School of Art and Design [UK], Gopika lives and works in Goa.

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