Nandini Nair

 

temple breeze…

the peepal whispers

an ancient secret

 

*the peepal is a scared tree and is found in several temples in India. Some peepal trees are over a hundred years old and lend a charm of their own to the temple courtyard

 

my baby’s heartbeat

next to mine

the rhythm for our lullaby

 

1st Place, Indian Kukai #01, September 2013

 

visiting grandma…

her love laid out

on the lunch table

 

anniversary dinner –

the candle does little

to melt the frost

 

april sun

the city turns scarlet

under the gulmohar

 

grey sky -

the sudden urgency

in the pigeon’s flight

 

sunday lunch -

laughter muffled

by hot rice