Friday, December 11, 2015

Alphabets and books

Letters, all twenty six of them

Building blocks of a literary landscape

Similarly, each alphabet, shoulders great responsibility

When neatly arranged, they form the world of books

If the message is wrong, it isn’t the alphabets’ fault

Bearing the burden on every page

Whether a children’s book or an old man’s read

Many good books are imprisoned on a shelf

From where alphabets long to sing to the world

They need not be wasted on paper

The book of the mind is waiting to be written

If alphabets can be arranged to inspire, so can our thoughts

  • N. Seshadri