A Poem for Sunday

Indira Babbellapati is a Professor of English at Andhra University, in Pradesh, India. She has published several collections of poetry, including: Affaire de Coeur, Vignettes of the Sea, and From the Biography of an Unknown Woman. She has also translated short stories by the Telugu-language writer Kodavatiganti Kutumbarao. 


Click here for her poem, “On This Sunday Morning”


On This Sunday Morning

by Indira Babbellapati

from a clear morning sky
a crow swooped down
a lazy packet of biscuits
on the parapet wall
a used tea-cup
all showed that
it’s a sunday morning…

how amusing to see
the way he unwrapped
and made a clean sweep

no sundays for the ever alert crow
my sunday is his day of feast



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