each little brick of this house

is harsh, dark, clumsy and tired-

you walk and memories prick-

we stay here-


mildewed souls, uttering damp words

day and night-

while in the tiny spec of land attached

where there are very few green spots,

I hadn’t noticed

when the little curry-leaf plant

had shot up into the sky

to bring seeds of light

to plant in our heart-



Posted for my prompt ~ Light @ Poets United Midweek Motif


17 thoughts on “Light

  1. Ah the contrast between the minds of humans and that of nature, nicely penned Sumana

    Happy Wednesday


  2. I love that valiant little plant, reaching for light, bringing life and hope. On my deck, my blooms are already needing to be repotted into bigger pots. Nature does love to grow.

  3. I love the detail in your word-landscape, Sumana, with the tired bricks. ‘mildewed souls, uttering damp words’ and ‘very few green spots’. That little curry-leaf plant gives hope.

Thank You :)

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