Simple, contented, and worldly wise was he,

“Be a selective collector of books,” he would tell me,

“And remember this mantra, ‘Never a Borrower or Lender be’.”

Whenever I asked the meaning of a word -“Dad, do you know what it means?”

Without batting an eyelid he would reply, “If you are a learner so keen,

go refer to a dictionary, for that is where you will find what it means.”

Voracious reader, a lover of Shakespearean poetry,

collector of various quotes, and Urdu Shayari.

The love of poetry, the most precious legacy he left me.

-copyright Anita Mohan

Image by Moondance from Pixabay

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of India Currents. Any content provided by our bloggers or authors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, organization, individual or anyone or anything.

Anita R Mohan is a poet and a freelance contributor who loves to write on various themes. She mainly writes about women, India, Indian life, and culture.