Project why's budding poet


Saffin is a student of class VI at our Govindpuri centre. He is a quiet and hard working lad with many hidden talents. Believe it or not he writes poetry and had three of his poems published in his school magazine. Two were in Hindi but one was in English. I share it with you:

The Swing

How do you like to get up in a swing
Up in the air so blue?
Oh I do think it is the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the country side
Till I look down on the garden green
Down on the roof so brown
Up in the air I go flying again
Up in the air and down
Saffin Malik, VI A

I was absolutely floored and incredibly proud! That a child from a deprived background can write in a language so alien is worthy of praise. Well done Saffin!