(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

How Different Feelers Are!

A difficult catch was floored,
In which the batsman felt relieved,
The fielder felt having done his best
And the bowler felt disappointed.

An easy catch was slipped,
In which the batsman felt happy,
The fielder felt ashamed
And the bowler became annoyed.

A difficult catch was taken,
In which the batsman felt crestfallen,
The fielder became proud
And the bowler grew joyous.

An easy catch was taken,
In which the batsman felt guilty,
The fielder felt fortunate
And the bowler got his pride.

How different the feelers are
In a given situation!

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One and the same ball, made to behave differently, at different times makes different people feel differently. besides it's technicalities, how wonderful it is to view from a poet's angle. You've done it. Great!