Revisit: What's New, What's Old? (Padmaja Iyenger-Paddy)

Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

THE YEAR GONE BY … HMMM …

Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue.
What’s old and gone,
Over them, why cry?
Something new or is it?
Or is it all recycled grief?
Something borrowed?
How long will it last?
Something blue
A sadness hue
Or colour of the sky?
I look up with a sigh!

The year gone by …
Was a union of them all -
Old, new, borrowed, blue.
We paid for not heeding
Nature’s stern clarion call.
It was then Corona, now it’s Omicron,
Believe me, nature’s not playing a con.
It is reminding us to stay safe and well,
When we’ll be unsafe, no one can tell!
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BIO: Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy’s maiden poetry collection ‘P-En-Chants’ has been recognized by the India Book of Records for never-before-attempted film reviews and management topics in rhyming poetry. A recipient of several awards, Paddy has compiled and edited six international multilingual poetry anthologies, of which ‘Amaravati Poetic Prism’ 2016 to 2019, have been recognized by the Limca Book of Records as “Poetry Anthology in Most Languages”. Paddy has also been the Editor of Setu’s March Women’s issues since 2019.

1 comment :

  1. "Believe me, nature’s not playing a con.
    It is reminding us to stay safe and well,
    When we’ll be unsafe, no one can tell!"

    We most accept the reality and face it.

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