MEMORY CHAMPIONS

Book are for reading and for decoration

Tagore on the shelf looks good

Tagore in the mind makes one feel better

Unlimited are our resources

Limited is availability

More are books

Fewer are things to remember

Borrowed books are

Own books remain unread

We are good collectors

But bad contemplators

Personal letters have lost sparkle

In favour of phone or mail

Via media has taken roots

Direct contact has lost sheen

We live in a peculiar world

Simultaneously we want to know

As well as forget

We are no longer memory champions