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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 4, December 2015

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Vidya S. Venkatramani
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Buds

“Fetal heart beat detected”—these magic words appeared on the screen in front of me! The radiologist’s pointer showed a little pulsation on the screen. This, I thought, is the happiest day of my life.

Three months later, I watched the same screen as the radiologist said, “The fetal heart beat is absent." I barely heard his soft, consoling words.

new moon . . .
the scent of a bud
that did not bloom

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