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Housekeeping : A Poem Inspired by Nepal Earthquake - 25th April, 2015 ....

Vanita is an engineer-researcher-consultant-artist: a gifted singer-poetess; & writes in English-Hindi-Gujarati on her diverse experiences


Arranging, rearranging,

Ordering, reordering,

Preparing, cleaning,

Acquiring, utilizing,

Storing, disposing ....

All these

And many,

Much more,

Routine, mundane chores

And cherished intricacies

Of home-making,

Of rearing a household,

A world of its own,

Are the duty, the delight

Of the lady of the home.

The home, the dreamland

Flourishes and shelters

Under the folds of care

Of able housekeeping

Of the lady,

The home-maker.

One such home-maker,

Engrossed in her chores,

Sadly ponders over

The pain,

The plight of

Fateful home-makers

Rendered homeless,

Utterly helpless,

When unforeseen quaky tremors

Surfaced from nowhere

And consumed their dreamlands,

Re-demonstrating transience,

Reinstating uncertainties,


In the awestruck,

Death-dipped silences,

The supremacy of

Nature's housekeeping.

- Vanita Thakkar (26/04/2015)

(On the Nepal earthquake)