India !

Johannes Manjrekar


The clatter of wings almost overlaps the sound of a car backfiring. The roosting pigeons erupt into a chaos of animated punctuation marks in the cloudless sky. Then, above the traffic noise, they coalesce into an orderly flock. In perfect unison they trace a smooth arc as they make two circuits over the buildings. As they descend to settle back on the old dome, they resolve once more into separate birds.

hot November day
a puff of smoke drifts away
from the station


Copyright Johannes Manjrekar, 2009