Four Poems by Trivarna Hariharan

by: Trivarna Hariharan

These four short, deceptively simple poems by Trivarna Hariharan are photographs of consciousness taken at the moment when it wakens to the world, offering images that startle with their incompleteness and enchant with their strict focus, sounding hidden depths at the heart of experience.  


Trailing along the bark
of an autumn’s tree—

a bird looks for
mangoes ripened by
the evening sun.



The song of
a woman tilling

a far-away land

the winter’s cold



The bird
that drifts along

my window
has forgotten how

to sing.



Winter’s birdsong—

the laughter of children
playing in snow.


Trivarna Hariharan is a student of English Literature from India. She has authored The Necessity of Geography (Flutter Press), Home and Other Places (Nivasini Publishers), and Letters I Never Sent (Writers Workshop, Kolkata). Her poems appear or are forthcoming from Right Hand Pointing, Third Wednesday, Otoliths, Peacock Journal, One Sentence Poems, Birds Piled Loosely, TXTOBJX, Front Porch Review, Eunoia Review and others. In October 2017, Calamus Journal nominated her poem for a Pushcart Prize. She has served as an editor-in-chief at Inklette, and a poetry editor for Corner Club Press.

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