THE HAIBUN GALLERY 17 January

Updated: Jan 18


THE HAIBUN GALLERY A MONDAY FEATURE

hosts: Shalini Pattabiraman & Shobhana Kumar 17th January

This is the third haibun by Johannes Manjrekar in the series celebrating Indian haibuneers.

NO COUNTRY FOR FIREFLIES

Johannes Manjrekar


That brief stab of light in the darkness – I’m sure that was a firefly.


I’m sure it wasn’t. This is no country for fireflies.


Beyond the garden fence, there is the sharp little sound, like a tiny explosion, of a match being struck, but most of the light is trapped in the smoker’s cupped hands. Then the beedi takes over, its red glow waxing and waning in the dark.


midnight –

without a moon

the silence deeper


Johannes Manjrekar


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