I collect all my drippings

In little wooden bowls of poetry

Tears, sweat, ideas

Hopes, musings, dreams

Shattered, whole, globules

Particles, chinks, droplets

These little wooden bowls

When struck on their edges

With thin bamboo beaters

Create percussion

It’s the sound of a dying world…

Pritha Kejriwal is the founder and editor of Kindle Magazine. Under her leadership the magazine has established itself as one of the leading torch-bearers of alternative journalism in the country, having won several awards, including the United Nations supported Laadli Award for gender sensitivity and the Aasra Award for excellence in media. She is also a poet, whose works have been published in various national and international journals. She is currently working on two collections of poetry, soon to be published.

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