Saturday, December 16, 2006


flowers that
we both picked;
sent to me
warped and stained,
stay unwrapped,
precisely like letters-
as from me to you.


Pat Paulk said...

WOW!! that's a conclusion of several sorts. Gautami a very powerful little poem!!

Margie said...

Very, very good Gautami!
You write so well!


Ces Adorio said...

I love the letter. What a beautiful penmanship. I cannot decipher every word. I love writing and receiving letters! Gautami, I remember you saying you don't celebrate Christmas. Is there anything else you celebrate in December?

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

This is beautiful! I love how you added the photo, too. Perfect--

gautami tripathy said...

pat: Well...I didn't think it that way. thanks.

Margie: Thanks! You too write very well.

ces: The letter is symbolic. Not meant to be read.

I too like to read and write letters. Though after emailing it has stopped.

We don't celebrate it the way you do but we get into the spirit of it. All major malls are decorated and one gets sucked into it. Traditionally I buy gifts for my nieces and nephews. You see, I am the Santa for them.

andrew: Thanks. You are too good putting pictures.

polona said...

beautiful, and i find this poignant.
love the letter, too.

gautami tripathy said...

Yes polona. Thanks.

ghost particle said...

really nice poem. Hopes and dreams or the wanting and waiting.

gautami tripathy said...

THanks ghost. Are you well now?