Triveni Journal

1927 | 11,233,916 words

Triveni is a journal dedicated to ancient Indian culture, history, philosophy, art, spirituality, music and all sorts of literature. Triveni was founded at Madras in 1927 and since that time various authors have donated their creativity in the form of articles, covering many aspects of public life....

The Silver Anklets

Rita Nath Keshari

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Rita Nath Keshari

Amid  the deafening traffic,
The sweat-soaked bodies,
The grey grimness of another
Working wrecking day,
The high precision of profession,
The official interpersonal relationships
Designed to jack up competence
and assembly line productivity---
I hear the soft jingling laugh
Of my sly silver anklets. 
The haunting trill of birds,
The gurgling of swift river currents
The peacock-crowned cowherd boy
Are the monopoly of advertisement
Even then as one moment
Gets locked into another
My unseen anklets capture in
Silver melody a forbidden rhythm.

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