Sounds of Memory

The television news says that the Amarnath temple has reopened. The ritual worship of the snow Shiva idol was performed with great aplomb. Suddenly, the devotional music stops.

Another accident has occurred. A bus rolled down into a ravine….

I hear the sound of my husband’s recital on our honeymoon,

“If there is Heaven on Earth, this is it…..”

… then, the deafening sound of gunshots, and the sight of his body, swaying before the final fall, one hand stretched out towards me. Terrorists had attacked the bus, and avenged their humiliation.


Scenic beauty fades

just memories remain, and



Inspired by 

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille at MLMM.


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