She turns 14 today and shares her birthday with my Jewish godson many time zones apart. It seems like just yesterday that she arrived into this world, big eyes, looking out inquisitively, trying to learn something new every minute.
When she was 11 she wrote this other piece. I often wonder if by naming someone we give them just what their name means – hers literally means “of a good mind“.
Here is a poem she wrote last week – her version of a war poem by Keith Douglas, “Vergissmeinnicht” – forget me not!
Puru’s daughter, aged 14
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Such haunting poetry by such a young girl who feels like an adult who has experienced it all. Keep it up Shumona
Omg there’s so much depth in this poem that I’m amazed that it’s been written by Shuman when she was 11! Brilliant writing and emotional depth. I’m sure we’ll be buying her work off bookstores some day!
God bless. I sometimes get clear evidence of what my daughter has always told me. Girls are smarter.