Care, a Shroud by Lina Krishnan


Photo by Irfan Simsar

Care, a Shroud

Leaning into the pool

The bougainvillea

Is much admired

The blossoms though

Are not water-enamoured

Perhaps, desert memories linger

Excess begets foliage

Enveloping, suffocating

A little neglect

Brings out the magenta

Vivid, spread across the sky



Lina Krishnan is an abstract artist, poet and photographer, based in Pondicherry.

Care, a Shroud was first seen in Small Places, Open Spaces, Lina’s chapbook of nature verse with poet Valli Poole, published by Blank Rune Press.