Veiled in dawn: The poetry of Trivarna Hariharan

By Trivarna Hariharan


How Light Is Born

From the roof,
a bird’s golden lilt
sieves an empty house
of its shadows. The wall
is veiled in dawn: rustles like
a river flitting in & out of its




the weathering flowers
of an old pine,

I wondered
who you were.

A wound
turning to light,

a wound
turning to light

another wound—

or both?

Trivarna Hariharan is an undergraduate student of English Literature from India. She has authored The Necessity of Geography (Flutter Press), Home and Other Places (Nivasini Publishers), Letters I Never Sent (Writers Workshop, Kolkata). Her poems appear or are forthcoming from Alexandria Quarterly, Allegro, Birds Piled Loosely, Random Sample Review, Sweet Tree Review, Open Road Review, TXTOBJX, Vayavya, Café Dissensus, Red Bird Chapbooks, The Sunflower Collective, Quail Bell, Eunoia Review and others. She has finished a poetry course, “The Poet’s Craft” at Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford University. She has served as the editor in chief at Inklette and Goodwill Ambassador for Postcards for Peace. She is the poetry editor for Corner Club Press.

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