Saturday, 21 February 2009

The Boys of Kota

Pictures and video © Hemant Anant Jain

The summers skies
are still filled
with kites
and the boys still
hide on terraces
with sticks
to loot the kites
busy hands measuring
the manja and the sadda
But the images I have
are of broken girgidis
and torn kites
that lie in the abandoned house
where we once were young
where I hope we can fly kites
again, one day
but the boys of Kota
never come back
once they leave
much like them kites

For Meena Kadri and her amazing eye.

1 comment:

Vineeta said...

I have time (YE!!!) & I've read your blog as my saturday morning indulgence. Thank you for these posts and for being who you are.