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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 22nd October

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Aparna Pathak


leap year

once a year my brother dies

no matter what

- Bob Lucky


(The heron's nest, Volume XVI, Number 1: March 2014 )


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Aparna Pathak
Aparna Pathak
26 oct 2023

Here is what Bob Lucky says about the poem -

As for a back story.... Well, it was long ago — and written ten years after my brother had died. I was just wondering what if he had died on 29 February. Would he still be alive, technically, during the non-leap years? The haiku clearly went in a slightly different direction, but that's the origin story.

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mona bedi
mona bedi
26 oct 2023
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Amazing!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
25 oct 2023

I remember people make fun of those whose birthdays fall on a leap year. I liked the way poets have thought about this aspect too to write their poems and such a good thing.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
25 oct 2023

So happy to see you @Aparna Pathak , I just saw this time. Well selected poem.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
23 oct 2023

Lovely one.

Bob writes so well.

I like the wry humour here.

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