Friday, April 10, 2015

Idiosyncrasies (in the memory of my late father)

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Out of the thousands of things
a child knows a parent by
a prominent one
is the idiosyncrasies
 
 
the knack of storing
newspaper cuttings
older than me
 
the fountain pen
the Chelpark Dark Blue Inkpot 
and the calligraphic writing
 
the carbon sheet
for a duplicate copy
of every handwritten sheet
the radio news
thrice a day
with strong tea
 
the phone diaries
of every shape and size
 
the neatly arranged
shaving supplies
 
coins of every denomination
in small jars
by the bedside
 
only cardigans
no pullovers
only blazers
no jackets
 
ironed and folded
hankies all whites
 
 
a no stubble look
a six decades old hairstyle
 
there were no headlines
80 years old, father of a girl, died
 
but a million idiosyncrasies
that were only his
some I inherited
some died.

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