Your monsoon gardens fall from skies.
Providing rice paddies of wonder.
And wisdom peninsulas in open fields.
You blow through reeds in river flats.
Temporal, finite, still.
Your children wade and laugh in ashes of dead.
And ashes wash wisdom on children.
Life’s circle complete.
Lost are found.
Joseph Nichols writes on Indian Review. Joseph is an assistant professor of education at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO, USA. He is also the chief academic officer of the Kashi Education Foundation which is a nonprofit educational organization based in Varanasi, India.