Student Sparrow

  • Aditi Bhola
  • India
  • Jul 20, 2012

All those who have been associated with colleges and varsities are privy to the unfailing presence of some bird—usually a sparrow, a pigeon or a crow—in the classroom. These birds most comfortably perch themselves in some remote corner of the classroom-roof, and seemingly pay attention to the boring lectures. They become an indelible part of university memories. The following lines are an ‘ode’ to such birds.


 In my department days, 

Chirping through the ventilator,

A brown, full feathered sparrow

Would softly intrude...

With unfailing regularity.

With its rustling, fluttering,

Cooing and whispering

Would clamour for attention.

Its chee-cheeing and coo-cooing

Like  background music

To the boring lectures

Is a soothing acoustic

Etched indelibly in my memory.



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