Celebrating Gandhi (Gandhian Philosophy)

Kushal Poddar
Not the statue, the garden around
(I have found one white gold root 
crossing the width of the peace 
leave the heart of the ground 
at some random locus, found 
its arched bow and mumble, 
"The human voice can never reach 
the distance that is covered by 
the still small voice of conscience."), 
especially on a lone crow, post rain 
afternoon, shapes him, larger than 
his large life. I have some books on him,
a cellphone search for his quote, but in 
this quiet, beside my drying umbrella
I see Gandhi sprawl across the chiaroscuro 
and the silhouette. I see him in droplets
and obliterated wall-writings, in a labourer
asleep on a park bench. His muscles have gone
but will still gives the strength to shovel
and sleep without any med. I close my eyes
to hold the message beeped within and celebrate.

Bio: Kushal Poddar: The author of Postmarked Quarantine has eight books to his credit. 
He is a Journalist, father, and the editor of ‘Words Surfacing’. His works have been translated into twelve languages, published across the globe.
Twitter- https://twitter.com/Kushalpoe 

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