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open sky :: SAMVAAD |26th February

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Kashiana Singh


neither she nor I let up endless summer


---- Vandana Parashar

( Frameless Sky, Issue 17 )

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This one-liner had me hooked from the very first read. Who is this 'she' here? And 'endless summer' was full of such possibilities, so many interpretations. But after reading Vandana's backstory, I knew i was hopelessly wrong on all counts. All i can say is that i love this verse even more now. Pognant and tender, it will always remain one of my favourites.


So over to Vandana Parashar:


This verse came into being after I lost my mother recently.

I would be okay one minute, and then the realization that I have lost both my parents would hit me like a tsunami. I would break down uncontrollably.

These periods of despair were often accompanied by some painful memories of…

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
02 мар. 2023 г.
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Thank you so much, Sanjuktaa. Beautiful poem. Yes, even I had a different meaning to it but Vandana's reply and what inspitred her is gorgeous. Of late, after the Covid, I have been spending months and months with my mother and I already know her passing away is something I need to reckon with.

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
27 февр. 2023 г.

A heartfelt thanks, Sanjuktaa and Kashiana, for featuring my ku. 🙏

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It's a pleasure, Vandana!❤️

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Wonderful! Vandana.

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
27 февр. 2023 г.
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Thank you, Robert 🙏

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