Monday, 7 November 2011

Houses Of Sand

HOUSES OF SAND



Houses of sand,
We built in the childhood,
On the river beach,
Tucked them away in
The vault of our dreams
Only to let them pass
From our memory

Houses of sand,
We built again,
After so many years,
On the next stopover
On the river beach

Children looked at curiously
To see us building them,
They built their own
Houses of sand,
On their own river beach,
For their own dream vault

The river went on flowing
But we turned back,
Towards the beach of
Our childhood,
Back and farther back,
We searched for the
Dream houses in the river sand

We found
Father’s childhood dreams
In our dream vault


Written and translated from Hindi by Lalit Surjan