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Short sweet joys, shadows of darkness and testing moments in life, short sighted vison of progress at the cost of Mother Earth, beauty of nature, religion, vibrancy and happiness of childhood, perspectives of grownups, trauma of war, ageing, memories, nostalgia, instillation of values in childhood, poverty, tender relationships, the burden and despair and the tears of unfair bondage of helplessness and the pandemic are some of the themes Ramachandran
Epitaph and Other Poems by P. Ramachandran (1924-2008) is a collection of poems by and about an extra ordinary individual who lived an ordinary life.
His poems are poignant, evocative, relatable, and haunting. The poems speak about his life, dreams, disappointments, anger, pain, joys, and sorrows.
He kept notes and scribbles in his notebook, which he did not share with anyone during his lifetime.
His “Epitaph” is best said in his